Orphan receptor. Binds preferentially to double-stranded oligonucleotide direct repeats having the consensus half-site sequence 5'-AGGTCA-3' and 4-nt spacing (DR-4). Regulates cholesterol uptake through MYLIP-dependent ubiquitination of LDLR, VLDLR and LRP8.
Belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor family. NR1 subfamily. Contains 1 nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain.
ab28479 labelling LXR beta (green) in the nuclear envelope of C2C12 cells (right) compared with a negative control (left) by Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence. Formalin-fixed cells were permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 in TBS for 5-10 minutes, and blocked with 3% BSA-PBS for 30 minutes at room temperature. Cells were incubated with the primary antibody (1:200 in 3% BSA-PBS) overnight at 4 ºC. A DyLight 488-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG was used as the secondary antibody. Red (phalloidin) - F-actin, Blue (DAPI) - nuclei. Images were taken at a magnification of 60x.