Sterol carrier protein

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Sterol carrier protein 2
Identifiers
Symbol SCP2
Pfam PF02036
InterPro IPR003033
PROSITE PDOC00092
SCOP 1qnd
SUPERFAMILY 1qnd
OPM superfamily 144
OPM protein 2cx7

Sterol carrier proteins (also known as nonspecific lipid transfer proteins) is a family of proteins that transfer steroids and probably also phospholipids and gangliosides between cellular membranes.

These proteins are different from plant nonspecific lipid transfer proteins but structurally similar to small proteins of unknown function from Thermus thermophilus.

This domain is involved in binding sterols. The human sterol carrier protein 2 (SCP2) is a basic protein that is believed to participate in the intracellular transport of cholesterol and various other lipids.[1]

Human proteins containing this domain[edit]

HSD17B4; HSDL2; SCP2; STOML1;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johansson J, Wuthrich K, Szyperski T, Scheek S, Assmann G, Seedorf U (1993). "NMR determination of the secondary structure and the three-dimensional polypeptide backbone fold of the human sterol carrier protein 2". FEBS Lett. 335 (1): 18–26. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(93)80431-S. PMID 8243660. 

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro IPR003033