ASGR1(redirected from ASGPR1)
ASGR1A gene on chromosome 17p13.2 that encodes a subunit of the asialoglycoprotein receptor, which plays a key role in serum glycoprotein homeostasis by mediating the endocytosis and lysosomal degradation of
glycoproteins with exposed terminal galactose or N-acetylgalactosamine residues. Once the ligand binds to the receptor, the ligand-receptor complex is internalised and transported to a sorting organelle, where receptor and ligand part ways. The receptor then returns to the cell membrane to continue the cycle.
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