ABC protein

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An extensive family of membrane proteins involved in active transport or regulation of ion channel function that have an ATP binding cassette. Many are prokaryotic, but important eukaryotic examples are the multidrug transporter (P-glycoprotein), the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), SUR, TAPs. See adrenoleucodystrophy; cerebral amyloid angiopathy; pseudoxanthoma elasticum.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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