SORL1 - Sortilin-related receptor - human protein (Function)
 
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SORL1 »  Sortilin-related receptor
 
Protein also known as:  Low-density lipoprotein receptor relative with 11 ligand-binding repeats (LR11).
Gene name:  SORL1
Family name: VPS10-related sortilin » SORL1
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Overview 
Likely to be a multifunctional endocytic receptor, that may be implicated in the uptake of lipoproteins and of proteases. Binds LDL, the major cholesterol-carrying lipoprotein of plasma, and transports it into cells by endocytosis. Binds the receptor-associated protein (RAP). Could play a role in cell-cell interaction. Involved in APP trafficking to and from the Golgi apparatus. It probably acts as a sorting receptor that protects APP from trafficking to late endosome and from processing into amyloid beta, thereby reducing the burden of amyloidogenic peptide formation. Involved in the regulation of smooth muscle cells migration, probably through PLAUR binding and decreased internalization.  
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Biological process 
Cholesterol metabolism  definition   [KW-0153]
Endocytosis  definition   [KW-0254]
Lipid metabolism  definition   [KW-0443]
Lipid transport  definition   [KW-0445]
Steroid metabolism  definition   [KW-0753]
Sterol metabolism  definition   [KW-1207]
Transport  definition   [KW-0813]
Molecular function 
Receptor  definition   [KW-0675]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

GenomeRNAi: 6653
PRO: PR:Q92673