External Ids for AFM Gene
This gene is a member of the albumin gene family, which is comprised of four genes that localize to chromosome 4 in a tandem arrangement. These four genes encode structurally-related serum transport proteins that are known to be evolutionarily related. The protein encoded by this gene is regulated developmentally, expressed in the liver and secreted into the bloodstream. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AFM Gene
AFM (Afamin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AFM include squamous papillomatosis and trigonitis. GO annotations related to this gene include vitamin E binding. An important paralog of this gene is AFP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AFM Gene
Vitamin E binding protein. May transport vitamin E in body fluids under conditions where the lipoprotein system is not sufficient. May be involved in the regulation and transport of vitamin E at the blood-brain barrier.