STRA6(redirected from stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein homolog)
STRA6A gene on chromosome 15q24.1 that encodes a putative high-affinity cell surface receptor for the retinol-retinol-binding protein (RBP/RBP4) complex, which acts by removing retinol and transporting it across the plasma membrane where it is metabolised.
Defects in STRA6 cause microphthalmia syndromic type 9 and isolated colobomatous microphthalmia.
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