ABCA8 | GeneID:10351 | Homo sapiens

Gene Summary

[ - ] NCBI Entrez Gene

Gene ID 10351 Official Symbol ABCA8
Locus N/A Gene Type protein-coding
Synonyms KIAA0822; MGC163152
Full Name ATP-binding cassette, sub-family A (ABC1), member 8
Description ATP-binding cassette, sub-family A (ABC1), member 8
Chromosome 17q24
Also Known As ATP-binding cassette, sub-family A member 8
Summary The membrane-associated protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intracellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the ABC1 subfamily. Members of the ABC1 subfamily comprise the only major ABC subfamily found exclusively in multicellular eukaryotes. The function of this protein has not yet been determined. [provided by RefSeq]

Orthologs and Paralogs

[ - ] Homologs - NCBI's HomoloGene Group: 56029

ID Symbol Protein Species
GeneID:10351 ABCA8 NP_009099.1 Homo sapiens
GeneID:27404 Abca8b NP_038879.1 Mus musculus
GeneID:303637 Abca8 XP_221074.4 Rattus norvegicus
GeneID:417440 ABCA8 XP_415691.2 Gallus gallus
GeneID:454847 ABCA8 XP_001165831.1 Pan troglodytes
GeneID:490898 ABCA8 XP_548020.2 Canis lupus familiaris

Exon, Intron and UTRs

Exon, Intron and UTRs of ABCA8 Gene Transcript Isoforms

CpG near TSS

CpG dinucleotides near Transcription Start Site of ABCA8 Gene

Gene Classification

[ - ] Gene Ontology

IDCategoryGO Term
GO:0016021 Component integral to membrane
GO:0005886 Component plasma membrane
GO:0016887 Function ATPase activity
GO:0042626 Function ATPase activity, coupled to transmembrane movement of substances
GO:0005524 Function ATP binding
GO:0000166 Function nucleotide binding
GO:0006810 Process transport

RefSeq Isoforms

[ - ] RefSeq Annotation and UniProt Database

No. RefSeq RNA RefSeq Protein UniProt Equivalent
1 NM_007168  UCSC Browser NP_009099

Transcript Sequences

[ - ] Transcript Accession Number Cloud [ GenBank ]

Protein Sequences

[ - ] Protein Accession Number Cloud [ GenPept ]

Mutations and SNPs

[ - ] NCBI's dbSNP


[ - ] Genes and Diseases - MIM at NCBI

Chemicals and Drugs

[ - ] Comparative Toxicogenomics Database from MDI Biological Lab

Curated [chemical–gene interactions|chemical–disease|gene–disease] data were retrieved from the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine. World Wide Web (URL: [Jan. 2009].
Chemical and Interaction
  • [Progesterone co-treated with Estradiol] results in decreased expression of ABCA8 mRNA
  • [Progesterone co-treated with Estradiol] results in decreased expression of ABCA8 mRNA

Gene and Diseases

[ - ] Gene and Diseases [Data source: CTD]

Curated [chemical–gene interactions|chemical–disease|gene–disease] data were retrieved from the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine. World Wide Web (URL: [Jan. 2009].
Disease Name Relationship PubMed
Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic inferred via Progesterone 17868700
Brain Injuries inferred via Progesterone 15665606, 15845082, 15380490
Breast Neoplasms inferred via Progesterone 17614352, 15562024, 16175315
Diabetic Neuropathies inferred via Progesterone 17187935
Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental inferred via Progesterone 17692515
Endometriosis inferred via Progesterone 16134523
Mammary Neoplasms, Experimental inferred via Progesterone 17203775, 11408345
Ovarian Neoplasms inferred via Progesterone 17393432, 16525653
Salivary Gland Neoplasms inferred via Progesterone 18045962
Spinal Cord Injuries inferred via Progesterone 15862959, 16503802
Breast Neoplasms inferred via Estradiol 17289903, 12948864, 17261762, 18497071, 17018787, 14630087
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal inferred via Estradiol 16111702
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular inferred via Estradiol 16924424
Herpes Genitalis inferred via Estradiol 15709030
Hot Flashes inferred via Estradiol 17088409
Insulin Resistance inferred via Estradiol 16393666, 16627594
Kidney Diseases inferred via Estradiol 15618244
Kidney Neoplasms inferred via Estradiol 15610895
Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental inferred via Estradiol 14716833, 14659978
Mammary Neoplasms, Experimental inferred via Estradiol 17203775, 11408345, 16891317, 11807958
Myocardial Reperfusion Injury inferred via Estradiol 16810080
Neovascularization, Pathologic inferred via Estradiol 17289903
Prostatic Neoplasms inferred via Estradiol 16740699

Transcript Cluster

[ - ] NCBI's UniGene

Selected Publications

[ - ] Gene-related publications indexed at PubMed

  1. [ + ] Saito A, et al. (2009) "Association study between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 199 drug-related genes and commonly measured quantitative traits of 752 healthy Japanese subjects." J Hum Genet. 54(6):317-323. PMID:19343046
  2. [ + ] Ota T, et al. (2004) "Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs." Nat Genet. 36(1):40-45. PMID:14702039
  3. [ + ] Gerhard DS, et al. (2004) "The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC)." Genome Res. 14(10B):2121-2127. PMID:15489334
  4. [ + ] Tsuruoka S, et al. (2002) "Functional analysis of ABCA8, a new drug transporter." Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 298(1):41-45. PMID:12379217
  5. [ + ] Iida A, et al. (2002) "Catalog of 605 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) among 13 genes encoding human ATP-binding cassette transporters: ABCA4, ABCA7, ABCA8, ABCD1, ABCD3, ABCD4, ABCE1, ABCF1, ABCG1, ABCG2, ABCG4, ABCG5, and ABCG8." J Hum Genet. 47(6):285-310. PMID:12111378
  6. [ + ] Strausberg RL, et al. (2002) "Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 99(26):16899-16903. PMID:12477932
  7. [ + ] Harrington JJ, et al. (2001) "Creation of genome-wide protein expression libraries using random activation of gene expression." Nat Biotechnol. 19(5):440-445. PMID:11329013
  8. [ + ] Nagase T, et al. (1998) "Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. XII. The complete sequences of 100 new cDNA clones from brain which code for large proteins in vitro." DNA Res. 5(6):355-364. PMID:10048485
  9. [ + ] Bonaldo MF, et al. (1996) "Normalization and subtraction: two approaches to facilitate gene discovery." Genome Res. 6(9):791-806. PMID:8889548