Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 8

ABCG8 gene is localized in a head-to-head position with the ABCG5 gene. Both use the same promotor and encode proteins with similar function, which is excretion of plant-derived cholesterol-like molecules, such as sitosterol into the bile duct and bowel. Mutations cause autosomal recessive sitosterolemia and mediterranean macrothrombocytopenia.

Genetests:

Research Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Research Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Sitosterolemia
ABCG5
ABCG8
Mediterranean macrothrombocytopenia
ABCG5
ABCG8

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Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 117685 [^]
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Wikipedia EN (ABCG8) [^]
Update: April 29, 2019