Aliases for FABP4 Gene
External Ids 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, Adipocyte) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP4 include cerebellar liponeurocytoma and coronary restenosis. Among its related pathways are L1CAM interactions and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and fatty acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is FABP7.
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).