Sterol carrier protein 2: a role in steroid hormone synthesis?

  title={Sterol carrier protein 2: a role in steroid hormone synthesis?},
  author={Samantha M. Pfeifer and Emma Elizabeth Furth and Tomoyuki Ohba and Yoon Jeung Chang and Hanna Rennert and Noriaki Sakuragi and Jeffrey T. Billheimer and Jerome F Strauss},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={47 1-6},
The intracellular movement of cholesterol is an important regulated step in the process of steroidogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms by which cholesterol is translocated to key organelles, including the mitochondria, remains poorly understood. Lipid transfer proteins may have an important function in this process. One candidate lipid transfer protein is sterol carrier protein 2 (SCP2). This 13.2 kDa protein enhances the movement of cholesterol between vesicles and isolated mitochondria… CONTINUE READING
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