Aliases for FABP7 Gene
External Ids for FABP7 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a brain fatty acid binding protein. Fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. FABPs are thought to play roles in fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FABP7 Gene
FABP7 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 7, Brain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP7 include optic nerve glioma and subependymal giant cell astrocytoma. Among its related pathways are Neuroscience and PPAR signaling pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is FABP3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP7 Gene
B-FABP could be involved in the transport of a so far unknown hydrophobic ligand with potential morphogenic activity during CNS development. It is required for the establishment of the radial glial fiber system in developing brain, a system that is necessary for the migration of immature neurons to establish cortical layers (By similarity).