Aliases for FABP3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for FABP3 Gene
The intracellular fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) belongs to a multigene family. FABPs are divided into at least three distinct types, namely the hepatic-, intestinal- and cardiac-type. They form 14-15 kDa proteins and are thought to participate in the uptake, intracellular metabolism and/or transport of long-chain fatty acids. They may also be responsible in the modulation of cell growth and proliferation. Fatty acid-binding protein 3 gene contains four exons and its function is to arrest growth of mammary epithelial cells. This gene is a candidate tumor suppressor gene for human breast cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FABP3 Gene
FABP3 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3, Muscle And Heart) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP3 include pulmonary embolism and acute myocardial infarction. Among its related pathways are PPAR signaling pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include lipid binding and long-chain fatty acid transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is FABP7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP3 Gene
FABP are thought to play a role in the intracellular transport of long-chain fatty acids and their acyl-CoA esters