Aliases for APOA4 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for APOA4 Gene
Apoliprotein (apo) A-IV gene contains 3 exons separated by two introns. A sequence polymorphism has been identified in the 3'UTR of the third exon. The primary translation product is a 396-residue preprotein which after proteolytic processing is secreted its primary site of synthesis, the intestine, in association with chylomicron particles. Although its precise function is not known, apo A-IV is a potent activator of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase in vitro. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for APOA4 Gene
APOA4 (Apolipoprotein A4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with APOA4 include Carotenemia and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Among its related pathways are Statin Pathway and Metabolism of water-soluble vitamins and cofactors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and copper ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is APOA5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for APOA4 Gene
May have a role in chylomicrons and VLDL secretion and catabolism. Required for efficient activation of lipoprotein lipase by ApoC-II; potent activator of LCAT. Apoa-IV is a major component of HDL and chylomicrons.