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osbp2

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Official Full Name
oxysterol binding protein 2
Background
Oxysterols are byproducts of cholesterol that can have cytotoxic effects on many cell types. The membrane-bound protein encoded by this gene contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain and an oxysterol-binding region. It binds oxysterols such as 7-ketocholesterol and may inhibit their cytotoxicity. Alternate transcriptional splice variants have been observed but have not been fully characterized.
Synonyms
OSBP2; oxysterol binding protein 2; OSBPL1; oxysterol-binding protein 2; KIAA1664; ORP 4; ORP4; OSBP-related protein 4; oxysterol binding protein-like 1; oxysterol binding protein-related protein 4; oxysterol-binding protein-related protein 4; ORP-4; OSBP; OSBPL4