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Template:Infobox gene ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 6, mitochondrial is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ABCB6 gene.[1][2][3]

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 intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the MDR/TAP subfamily. Members of the MDR/TAP subfamily are involved in multidrug resistance as well as antigen presentation. This half-transporter likely plays a role in mitochondrial function. Localized to 2q26, this gene is considered a candidate gene for Dyschromatosis Universalis Hereditaria, a disorder of skin pigment metabolism.[3]

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  1. Allikmets R, Gerrard B, Hutchinson A, Dean M (Feb 1997). "Characterization of the human ABC superfamily: isolation and mapping of 21 new genes using the expressed sequence tags database". Hum Mol Genet. 5 (10): 1649–55. PMID 8894702. doi:10.1093/hmg/5.10.1649. 
  2. Yu W, Andersson B, Worley KC, Muzny DM, Ding Y, Liu W, Ricafrente JY, Wentland MA, Lennon G, Gibbs RA (Jun 1997). "Large-Scale Concatenation cDNA Sequencing". Genome Res. 7 (4): 353–8. PMC 139146Freely accessible. PMID 9110174. doi:10.1101/gr.7.4.353. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Zhang C, Li D, Zhang J, Chen X (Mar 2013). "Mutations in ABCB6 Cause Dyschromatosis Universalis Hereditaria". J Invest Dermatol. 133 (9): 2221–8. PMID 23519333. doi:10.1038/jid.2013.145. 

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