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Aliases for FABP6 Gene

Aliases for FABP6 Gene

  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 6 2 3
  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 6, Ileal 2 3 5
  • Ileal Bile Acid Binding Protein 2 3
  • Illeal Lipid-Binding Protein 2 3
  • Ileal Lipid-Binding Protein 3 4
  • Intestinal 15 KDa Protein 3 4
  • I-BABP 3 4
  • I-15P 3 4
  • ILLBP 3 4
  • ILBP 3 4
  • GT 3 4
  • Intestinal Bile Acid-Binding Protein 4
  • Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 6 4
  • Gastrotropin 2
  • I-BALB 3
  • I-BAP 3
  • ILBP3 3

External Ids for FABP6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FABP6 Gene

  • GC05P159759
  • GC05P159549
  • GC05P159621
  • GC05P159573
  • GC05P154708

Summaries for FABP6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FABP6 Gene

  • This gene encodes the ileal fatty acid binding protein. Fatty acid binding proteins are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. FABP6 and FABP1 (the liver fatty acid binding protein) are also able to bind bile acids. It is thought that FABPs roles include fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. Transcript variants generated by alternate transcription promoters and/or alternate splicing have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for FABP6 Gene

FABP6 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP6 include Glanzmann Thrombasthenia and Bleeding Disorder, Platelet-Type, 16, Autosomal Dominant. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Synthesis of bile acids and bile salts. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is FABP1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP6 Gene

  • Ileal protein which stimulates gastric acid and pepsinogen secretion. Seems to be able to bind to bile salts and bilirubins. Isoform 2 is essential for the survival of colon cancer cells to bile acid-induced apoptosis.

Gene Wiki entry for FABP6 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FABP6 Gene

Genomics for FABP6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FABP6 Gene

Enhancers for FABP6 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around FABP6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for FABP6 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around FABP6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FABP6 Gene

160,187,367 bp from pter
160,238,735 bp from pter
51,369 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for FABP6 Gene

Genes around FABP6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FABP6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FABP6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FABP6 Gene

Proteins for FABP6 Gene

  • Protein details for FABP6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q07DR7
    • Q8TBI3
    • Q9UGI7

    Protein attributes for FABP6 Gene

    128 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    14371 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAH22489.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for FABP6 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for FABP6 Gene


neXtProt entry for FABP6 Gene

Proteomics data for FABP6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FABP6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FABP6 Gene

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FABP6 Gene

Domains & Families for FABP6 Gene

Gene Families for FABP6 Gene

Protein Domains for FABP6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FABP6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Forms a beta-barrel structure that accommodates the hydrophobic ligand in its interior.
  • Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Fatty-acid binding protein (FABP) family.
  • Forms a beta-barrel structure that accommodates the hydrophobic ligand in its interior.
  • Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Fatty-acid binding protein (FABP) family.
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Function for FABP6 Gene

Molecular function for FABP6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
fatty acid binding protein 6,gastrotropin,expressed in the ileum
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Ileal protein which stimulates gastric acid and pepsinogen secretion. Seems to be able to bind to bile salts and bilirubins. Isoform 2 is essential for the survival of colon cancer cells to bile acid-induced apoptosis.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Isoform 1 is up-regulated by chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) via the FXR transcription pathway. Isoform 2 is up-regulated by NF-kappa-B and in all stages of colorectal adenocarcinoma. Isoform 1 is not up-regulated in all stages of colorectal adenocarcinoma.
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Animal Models for FABP6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FABP6:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

miRNA for FABP6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target FABP6

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FABP6 Gene

Localization for FABP6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP6 Gene

Isoform 1: Cytoplasm.
Isoform 2: Cytoplasm. Note=Localized close to nucleus on the apical side of both normal and neoplastic cells.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FABP6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FABP6 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
plasma membrane 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FABP6 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FABP6 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for FABP6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FABP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process NAS 9250612
GO:0008206 bile acid metabolic process IEA,TAS --
GO:0008285 negative regulation of cell proliferation TAS 9250612
GO:0044281 small molecule metabolic process TAS --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for FABP6 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FABP6 Gene

(11) Drugs for FABP6 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
cholic acid Approved Pharma Full agonist, Agonist, Target 0
chenodeoxycholic acid Approved Pharma Antagonist 27
deoxycholic acid Approved Pharma Antagonist 39
Ursodeoxycholic acid Approved, Investigational Pharma 83
Taurocholic acid Experimental Pharma Target 0

(86) Additional Compounds for FABP6 Gene - From: Novoseek and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
(3a,5b,7a)-23-Carboxy-7-hydroxy-24-norcholan-3-yl-b-D-Glucopyranosiduronic acid
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid 3-glucuronide
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid-3-b-D-glucuronide
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid-3-beta-delta-glucuronide
1,3,12-Trihydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-5b-Cholanoate
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-5b-Cholanoic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-Cholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxycholan-24-oate
1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxy-Cholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxy-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholanoate
12a-Hydroxy-3-oxocholadienic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-4,6-choladien-24-oate
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-4,6-choladien-24-oic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-Chola-4,6-dienate
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-Chola-4,6-dienic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxochola-4,6-dienate
12b-Hydroxy-5b-cholanoic acid
  • 12-Hydroxy-(5b,12b)-Cholan-24-oate
  • 12-Hydroxy-(5b,12b)-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 12b-Hydroxy-5b-Cholan-24-oate
  • 12b-Hydroxy-5b-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 12b-Hydroxy-5b-cholanic acid
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Transcripts for FABP6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for FABP6 Gene

Fatty acid binding protein 6, ileal:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FABP6 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6
SP1: - -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for FABP6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FABP6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FABP6 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FABP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x41.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FABP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal (28.3), Rectum (21.8), and Skin (6.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for FABP6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FABP6 Gene Hs.519719

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FABP6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Isoform 2 is expressed in colorectal adenocarcinomas and their adjacent normal mucosa (at protein level). Isoform 1 is expressed in the jejunum, ileum, cecum and ascending colon intestine. Isoform 2 is expressed in the gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, cecum, ascending, transverse and descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum.
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Protein tissue co-expression partners for FABP6 Gene

Orthologs for FABP6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FABP6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FABP6 35
  • 82.03 (n)
  • 70.31 (a)
FABP6 36
  • 70 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FABP6 35
  • 85.94 (n)
  • 78.12 (a)
FABP6 36
  • 77 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fabp6 35
  • 81.51 (n)
  • 79.69 (a)
Fabp6 16
Fabp6 36
  • 80 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FABP6 35
  • 99.25 (n)
  • 98.87 (a)
FABP6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fabp6 35
  • 80.99 (n)
  • 78.12 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FABP6 36
  • 69 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FABP6 35
  • 65.89 (n)
  • 63.28 (a)
FABP6 36
  • 62 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FABP6 36
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100487630 35
  • 63.52 (n)
  • 62.2 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fabp6 35
  • 66.67 (n)
  • 59.32 (a)
fabp6 36
  • 56 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.4471 36
  • 32 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FABP6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for FABP6 Gene

Gene Tree for FABP6 (if available)
Gene Tree for FABP6 (if available)

Paralogs for FABP6 Gene

Paralogs for FABP6 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for FABP6 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for FABP6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FABP6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs17856662 - 160,232,128(+) GGCCC(A/G)CAACT reference, missense
rs17852045 - 160,232,194(+) CTACT(A/C)CGGGG reference, missense
rs1130435 - 160,232,266(+) CAAGA(C/T)GTTCA reference, missense
rs888920 -- 160,186,921(-) GATCC(A/G)CCCTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs918478 -- 160,219,510(-) TCCCC(C/T)CTTCT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FABP6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv359n21 CNV Loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for FABP6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 79.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 13.92; 95.94% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for FABP6 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP6 Gene

Disorders for FABP6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for FABP6 Gene - From: OMIM, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
glanzmann thrombasthenia
  • glanzmann's thrombasthenia
bleeding disorder, platelet-type, 16, autosomal dominant
  • bleeding disorder, platelet-type 16
myocardial infarction
  • myocardial infarction, protection against
colorectal adenocarcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma of large intestine
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search FABP6 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for FABP6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FABP6 Gene

Publications for FABP6 Gene

  1. Cloning and chromosomal localization of the human ileal lipid-binding protein. (PMID: 7619861) Oelkers P. … Dawson P.A. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1995) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Insights into the bile acid transportation system: the human ileal lipid-binding protein-cholyltaurine complex and its comparison with homologous structures. (PMID: 12486725) Kurz M. … Kramer W. (Proteins 2003) 3 23 26
  3. Evidence for the Thr79Met polymorphism of the ileal fatty acid binding protein (FABP6) to be associated with type 2 diabetes in obese individuals. (PMID: 19744871) Fisher E. … DAPring F. (Mol. Genet. Metab. 2009) 3 23
  4. A novel variant of ileal bile acid binding protein is up-regulated through nuclear factor-kappaB activation in colorectal adenocarcinoma. (PMID: 17909007) Fang C. … Smith J.W. (Cancer Res. 2007) 3 23
  5. Apical sodium bile acid transporter and ileal lipid binding protein in gallstone carriers. (PMID: 16237211) Bergheim I. … Stange E.F. (J. Lipid Res. 2006) 3 23

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