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  Domain Name: Sterol-sensing
Sterol-sensing domain of SREBP cleavage-activation. Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) are membrane-bound transcription factors that promote lipid synthesis in animal cells. They are embedded in the membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in a helical hairpin orientation and are released from the ER by a two-step proteolytic process. Proteolysis begins when the SREBPs are cleaved at Site-1, which is located at a leucine residue in the middle of the hydrophobic loop in the lumen of the ER. Upon proteolytic processing SREBP can activate the expression of genes involved in cholesterol biosynthesis and uptake. SCAP stimulates cleavage of SREBPs via fusion of the their two C-termini. This domain is the transmembrane region that traverses the membrane eight times and is the sterol-sensing domain of the cleavage protein. WD40 domains are found towards the C-terminus.
No pairwise interactions found for the domain Sterol-sensing

Total Mutations Found: 2
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 11 times on human genes (26 proteins).

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No Conserved Features/Sites Found for Sterol-sensing

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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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