The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intracellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the ABC1 subfamily. Members of the ABC1 subfamily comprise the only major ABC subfamily found exclusively in multicellular eukaryotes. This protein is widely expressed with highest detection in spleen and hematopoietic tissues. The function of this protein has not yet been determined; however, a related human protein is thought to play a role in lipid homeostasis in cells of the immune system.
ABCA7; ATP-binding cassette, sub-family A (ABC1), member 7; ATP-binding cassette sub-family A member 7; ABC transporter ABCA7; ABC transporter member 7; ABCA SSN; ABCX; ATP binding cassette sub family A (ABC1) member 7; ATP binding cassette sub family A member 7; ATP binding Cassette Transporter A7; FLJ40025; Macrophage ABC transporter; OTTMUSP00000043312; Abc51