Aliases for RBP2 Gene
External Ids for RBP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RBP2 Gene
This gene encodes an abundant protein present in the small intestinal epithelium. It is thought to participate in the uptake and/or intracellular metabolism of vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for growth, reproduction, differentiation of epithelial tissues, and vision. This protein may also modulate the supply of retinoic acid to the nuclei of endometrial cells during the menstrual cycle. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]
GeneCards Summary for RBP2 Gene
RBP2 (Retinol Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RBP2 include Mixed Germ Cell Cancer. Among its related pathways are the visual cycle I (vertebrates) and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and retinal binding. An important paralog of this gene is RBP7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RBP2 Gene
Intracellular transport of retinol.