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  Domain Name: START_1
Uncharacterized subgroup of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR)-related lipid transfer (START) domain family. Functionally uncharacterized subgroup of the START domain family. The START domain family belongs to the SRPBCC (START/RHO_alpha_C/PITP/Bet_v1/CoxG/CalC) domain superfamily of proteins that bind hydrophobic ligands. SRPBCC domains have a deep hydrophobic ligand-binding pocket. For some mammalian members of the START family (STARDs), it is known which lipids bind in this pocket; these include cholesterol (STARD1, -3, -4, and -5), 25-hydroxycholesterol (STARD5), phosphatidylcholine (STARD2, -7, and -10), phosphatidylethanolamine (STARD10) and ceramides (STARD11). Mammalian STARDs participate in the control of various cellular processes, including lipid trafficking between intracellular compartments, lipid metabolism, and modulation of signaling events. Mutation or altered expression of STARDs is linked to diseases such as cancer, genetic disorders, and autoimmune disease.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 10
Total Disease Mutations Found: 9
This domain occurred 6 times on human genes (10 proteins).


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Feature Name:Total Found:
putative lipid binding si

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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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