Complementary functions of the flippase ATP8B1 and the floppase ABCB4 in maintaining canalicular membrane integrity.


BACKGROUND & AIMS Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis can be caused by mutations in ABCB4 or ATP8B1; each encodes a protein that translocates phospholipids, but in opposite directions. ABCB4 flops phosphatidylcholine from the inner to the outer leaflet, where it is extracted by bile salts. ATP8B1, in complex with the accessory protein CDC50A… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2011.07.042

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