Official Full Name
Macaca fascicularis (Crab-eating macaque) (Cynomolgus monkey) ATP-binding cassette, sub-family G (WHITE), member 2 DNA.
The membrane-associated protein encoded by this gene is included in the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the White subfamily. Alternatively referred to as a breast cancer resistance protein, this protein functions as a xenobiotic transporter which may play a major role in multi-drug resistance. It likely serves as a cellular defense mechanism in response to mitoxantrone and anthracycline exposure. Significant expression of this protein has been observed in the placenta, which may suggest a potential role for this molecule in placenta tissue. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]
ABCG2; ATP-binding cassette, sub-family G (WHITE), member 2; MRX; MXR; ABCP; BCRP; BMDP; MXR1; ABC15; BCRP1; CD338; GOUT1; CDw338; UAQTL1; EST157481; ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2; urate exporter; ABC transporter; placenta specific MDR protein; breast cancer resistance protein; ATP-binding cassette transporter G2; mitoxantrone resistance-associated protein; placenta-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter; multi drug resistance efflux transport ATP-binding cassette sub-family G (WHITE) member 2; ABCG3