Aliases for SLC27A6 Gene
External Ids for SLC27A6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the fatty acid transport protein family (FATP). FATPs are involved in the uptake of long-chain fatty acids and have unique expression patterns. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC27A6 Gene
SLC27A6 (Solute Carrier Family 27 (Fatty Acid Transporter), Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and very long-chain fatty acid-CoA ligase activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC27A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC27A6 Gene
Involved in translocation of long-chain fatty acids (LFCA) across the plasma membrane. Thought to function as the predominant fatty acid protein transporter in heart.