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ABCD subfamily of peroxisomal ABC transporters C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).

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Peroxisomes are indispensable organelles in higher eukaryotes. They are essential for the oxidation of a wide variety of metabolites, which include: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, branched-chain fatty acids, bile acids and dicarboxylic acids [1,5]. However, the peroxisomal membrane forms an impermeable barrier to these metabolites. The mammalian peroxisomal membrane harbours three ATP-binding cassette (ABC) half-transporters, which act as homo- and/or heterodimers to transport these metabolites across the peroxisomal membrane.

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Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Transporters. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S412-S513.