Aliases LAMP1, CD107a, LAMPA, LGP120, lysosomal associated membrane protein 1
External IDs MGI: 96745 HomoloGene: 4061 GeneCards: LAMP1
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Species Human Mouse









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Location (UCSC) Chr 13: 113.3 – 113.32 Mb Chr 8: 13.16 – 13.18 Mb
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Lysosomal-associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP-1) also known as lysosome-associated membrane glycoprotein 1 and CD107a (Cluster of Differentiation 107a), is a protein that in humans is encoded by the LAMP1 gene. The human LAMP1 gene is located on the long arm (q) of chromosome 13 at region 3, band 4 (13q34).

Lysosomal-associated membrane protein 1 is a glycoprotein from a family of Lysosome-associated membrane glycoproteins.[3] The LAMP-1 glycoprotein is a type I transmembrane protein[4] which is expressed at high or medium levels in at least 76 different normal tissue cell types.[5] It resides primarily across lysosomal membranes,[6] and functions to provide selectins with carbohydrate ligands.[3] CD107a has also been shown to be a marker of degranulation on lymphocytes such as CD8+ and NK cells.[7] and may also play a role in tumor cell differentiation and metastasis.


Residing primarily across lysosomal membranes, these glycoproteins consist of a large, highly glycosylated end with N-linked carbon chains on the luminal side of the membrane, and a short C-terminal tail[4] exposed to the cytoplasm.[6] The extracytoplasmic region contains a hinge-like structure which can form disulphide bridges homologous to those observed in human immunoglobulin A.[6] Other characteristics of the structure of the LAMP-1 glycoproteins include:


LAMP1 and LAMP2 glycoproteins comprise 50% of all lysosomal membrane proteins,[4] and are thought to be responsible in part for maintaining lysosomal integrity, pH and catabolism.[4][9] The expression of LAMP1 and LAMP2 glycoproteins are linked, as deficiencies in LAMP1 gene will lead to increased expression of LAMP2 glycoproteins.[9] The two are therefore thought to share similar functions in vivo.[4] However, this makes the determining the precise function of LAMP1 difficult, because while the LAMP1 deficient phenotype is little different than the wild type due to LAMP2 up regulation,[4][9] the LAMP1/LAMP2 double deficient phenotype leads to embryonic lethality.[9]

Although the LAMP1 glycoproteins primarily reside across lysosomal membranes, in certain cases they can be expressed across the plasma membrane of the cell.[9] Expression of LAMP1 at the cell surface can occur due to lysosomal fusion with the cell membrane.[10] Cell surface expression of LAMP1 can serve as a ligand for selectins[11][12] and help mediate cell-cell adhesion.[13] Accordingly, cell surface expression of LAMP1 is seen in cells with migratory or invasive functions, such as cytotoxic T cells, platelets and macrophages.[14] Cell surface expression of LAMP1 and LAMP2 is also often seen in cancer cells,[14][15] particularly cancers with high metastatic potential, such as colon carcinoma and melanoma,[14] and has been shown to correlate with their metastatic potential.[9]

Role in cancer

LAMP1 expression on the surface of tumor cells has been observed for a number of different cancer types, particularly in highly metastatic cancers such as pancreatic cancer,[16][17] colon cancer[14][15] and melanoma.[14][15] The structure of LAMP1 correlates with differentiation[6][18] and metastatic potential[9] of tumor cells as it is thought to help mediate cell-cell adhesion [15] and migration.[13][16] Indeed, the adhesion of some cancer cells to the extracellular matrix is mediated by interactions between LAMP1 and LAMP2 and E-selectin and galectins, with the LAMPs serving as ligands for the cell-adhesion molecules.[15]

Cell membrane expression of LAMP-1 observed in the following cancer types:

See also


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  6. 1 2 3 4 5 Carlsson SR, Fukuda M (Dec 1989). "Structure of human lysosomal membrane glycoprotein 1. Assignment of disulfide bonds and visualization of its domain arrangement". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 264 (34): 20526–31. PMID 2584229.
  7. "LAMP1 - lysosomal-associated membrane protein1". Wikigenes.
  8. 1 2 3 Carlsson SR, Roth J, Piller F, Fukuda M (Dec 1988). "Isolation and characterization of human lysosomal membrane glycoproteins, h-lamp-1 and h-lamp-2. Major sialoglycoproteins carrying polylactosaminoglycan". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 263 (35): 18911–9. PMID 3143719.
  9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Andrejewski N, Punnonen EL, Guhde G, Tanaka Y, Lüllmann-Rauch R, Hartmann D, von Figura K, Saftig P (Apr 1999). "Normal lysosomal morphology and function in LAMP-1-deficient mice". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 274 (18): 12692–701. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.18.12692. PMID 10212251.
  10. Kima, P. E.; Burleigh, B.; Andrews, N. W. (Dec 2000). "Surface-targeted lysosomal membrane glycoprotein-1 (Lamp-1) enhances lysosome exocytosis and cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi". Cellular Microbiology. 2 (6): 477–486. doi:10.1046/j.1462-5822.2000.00071.x. ISSN 1462-5814. PMID 11207602.
  11. Laferte S, Dennis JW (Apr 1989). "Purification of two glycoproteins expressing beta 1-6 branched Asn-linked oligosaccharides from metastatic tumour cells". The Biochemical Journal. 259 (2): 569–576. doi:10.1042/bj2590569. PMID 2719668.
  12. Sawada R, Jardine KA, Fukuda M (Apr 1993). "The genes of major lysosomal membrane glycoproteins, lamp-1 and lamp-2. 5'-flanking sequence of lamp-2 gene and comparison of exon organization in two genes". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 268 (12): 9014–9022. PMID 8517882.
  13. 1 2 Acevedo-Schermerhorn C, Gray-Bablin J, Gama R, McCormick PJ (Nov 1997). "t-complex-associated embryonic surface antigen homologous to mLAMP-1. II. Expression and distribution analyses". Experimental Cell Research. 236 (2): 510–518. doi:10.1006/excr.1997.3752. PMID 9367636.
  14. 1 2 3 4 5 Agarwal, Akhil Kumar; Srinivasan, Nithya; Godbole, Rashmi; More, Shyam K.; Budnar, Srikanth; Gude, Rajiv P.; Kalraiya, Rajiv D. (2015-01-23). "Role of tumor cell surface lysosome-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP1) and its associated carbohydrates in lung metastasis". Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. 141: 1–12. doi:10.1007/s00432-015-1917-2. ISSN 0171-5216.
  15. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sarafian V, Jadot M, Foidart JM, Letesson JJ, Van den Brûle F, Castronovo V, Wattiaux R, Coninck SW (Jan 1998). "Expression of Lamp-1 and Lamp-2 and their interactions with galectin-3 in human tumor cells". International Journal of Cancer. Journal International Du Cancer. 75 (1): 105–111. doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-0215(19980105)75:1<105::aid-ijc16>;2-f. PMID 9426697.
  16. 1 2 3 Jensen SS, Aaberg-Jessen C, Christensen KG, Kristensen B (2013). "Expression of the lysosomal-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP-1) in astrocytomas". International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology. 6 (7): 1294–1305. PMID 23826410.
  17. 1 2 Künzli BM, Berberat PO, Zhu ZW, Martignoni M, Kleeff J, Tempia-Caliera AA, Fukuda M, Zimmermann A, Friess H, Büchler MW (Jan 2002). "Influences of the lysosomal associated membrane proteins (Lamp-1, Lamp-2) and Mac-2 binding protein (Mac-2-BP) on the prognosis of pancreatic carcinoma". Cancer. 94 (1): 228–239. doi:10.1002/cncr.10162. PMID 11815981.
  18. Lee N, Wang WC, Fukuda M (Nov 1990). "Granulocytic differentiation of HL-60 cells is associated with increase of poly-N-acetyllactosamine in Asn-linked oligosaccharides attached to human lysosomal membrane glycoproteins". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 265 (33): 20476–87. PMID 2243101.

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