LDL-cholesterol transport to the endoplasmic reticulum : current concepts

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Pfisterer , S G , Peranen , J & Ikonen , E 2016 , ' LDL-cholesterol transport to the endoplasmic reticulum : current concepts ' , Current Opinion in Lipidology , vol. 27 , no. 3 , pp. 282-287 . https://doi.org/10.1097/MOL.0000000000000292

Title: LDL-cholesterol transport to the endoplasmic reticulum : current concepts
Author: Pfisterer, Simon G.; Peranen, Johan; Ikonen, Elina
Contributor organization: Medicum
Lipid Trafficking Lab
Department of Anatomy
Date: 2016-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Current Opinion in Lipidology
ISSN: 0957-9672
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/MOL.0000000000000292
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/164492
Abstract: Purpose of review In this article, we summarize the present information related to the export of LDL-derived cholesterol from late endosomes, with a focus on Nieman-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) cholesterol delivery toward the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). We review data suggesting that several pathways may operate in parallel, including membrane transport routes and membrane contact sites (MCSs). Recent findings There is increasing appreciation that MCSs provide an important mechanism for intermembrane lipid transfer. In late endosome-ER contacts, three protein bridges involving oxysterol binding protein related protein (ORP) 1L-vesicle associated membrane protein-associated protein (VAP), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) D3-VAP and ORP5-NPC1 proteins have been reported. How much they contribute to the flux of LDL-cholesterol to the ER is currently open. Studies for lipid transfer via MCSs have been most advanced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Recently, a new sterol-binding protein family conserved between yeast and man was identified. Its members localize at MCSs and were named lipid transfer protein anchored at membrane contact sites (Lam) proteins. In yeast, sterol transfer between the ER and the yeast lysosome may be facilitated by a Lam protein. Summary Increasing insights into the role of MCSs in directional sterol delivery between membranes propose that they might provide routes for LDL-cholesterol transfer to the ER. Future work should reveal which specific contacts may operate for this, and how they are controlled by cholesterol homeostatic machineries.
Subject: lipid transfer
membrane contact site
membrane transport
sterol-binding protein
1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
3111 Biomedicine
Peer reviewed: Yes
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