|Other Names||StAR-related lipid transfer protein 6, START domain-containing protein 6, StARD6, STARD6|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||May be involved in the intracellular transport of sterols or other lipids. May bind cholesterol or other sterols (By similarity).|
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Cholesterol homeostasis is regulated, at least in part, bysterol regulatory element (SRE)-binding proteins (e.g., SREBP1; MIM184756) and by liver X receptors (e.g., LXRA; MIM 602423). Uponsterol depletion, LXRs are inactive and SREBPs are cleaved, afterwhich they bind promoter SREs and activate genes involved incholesterol biosynthesis and uptake. Sterol transport is mediatedby vesicles or by soluble protein carriers, such as steroidogenicacute regulatory protein (STAR; MIM 600617). STAR is homologous toa family of proteins containing a 200- to 210-amino acidSTAR-related lipid transfer (START) domain, including STARD6(Soccio et al., 2002 [PubMed 12011452]).
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