Aliases for FABP4 Gene
External Ids for FABP4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FABP4 Gene
FABP4 encodes the fatty acid binding protein found in adipocytes. Fatty acid binding proteins are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. It is thought that FABPs roles include fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FABP4 Gene
FABP4 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP4 include Coronary Restenosis and Pleomorphic Lipoma. Among its related pathways are Regulation of lipolysis in adipocytes and Regulation of lipid metabolism by Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha). GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and fatty acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is PMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP4 Gene
Lipid transport protein in adipocytes. Binds both long chain fatty acids and retinoic acid. Delivers long-chain fatty acids and retinoic acid to their cognate receptors in the nucleus (By similarity).