STRA6_HUMAN Protein

Name Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein homolog
Description May act as a high-affinity cell-surface receptor for the complex retinol-retinol binding protein (RBP/RBP4). Acts by removing retinol from RBP/RBP4 and transports it across the plasma membrane, where it can be metabolized. This mechanism does not depend on endocytosis. Binds to RBP/RBP4 with high affinity. Increases cellular retinol uptake from the retinol-RBP complex (By similarity).
UniProt ID Q9BX79
Gene STRA6