Aliases for APOC4 Gene
External Ids for APOC4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for APOC4 Gene
This gene encodes a lipid-binding protein belonging to the apolipoprotein gene family. The protein is thought to play a role in lipid metabolism. Polymorphisms in this gene may influence circulating lipid levels and may be associated with coronary artery disease risk. This gene is present in a cluster with other related apolipoprotein genes on chromosome 19. Naturally occurring read-through transcription exists between this gene and the neighboring downstream apolipoprotein C-II (APOC2) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]
GeneCards Summary for APOC4 Gene
APOC4 (Apolipoprotein C4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with APOC4 include Apolipoprotein C-Iii Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Lipoprotein metabolism and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include lipid transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is APOC4-APOC2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for APOC4 Gene
May participate in lipoprotein metabolism.