Cholesterol depletion reduces apical transport capacity in epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney cells.


Reduction of the cholesterol level in membranes of epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells reverses the apical-to-basolateral transport ratio of the apical membrane marker protein influenza virus haemagglutinin and the secreted glycoprotein gp80. At the same time, basolateral transport of the vesicular stomatitis virus G protein is unaffected… (More)


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