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Aliases for FABP3 Gene

Aliases for FABP3 Gene

  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3 2 3 5
  • Mammary-Derived Growth Inhibitor 2 3 4
  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3, Muscle And Heart 2 3
  • Heart-Type Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 3 4
  • Muscle Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 3 4
  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 11 2 3
  • FABP11 3 4
  • H-FABP 3 4
  • M-FABP 3 4
  • MDGI 3 4
  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3, Muscle And Heart (Mammary-Derived Growth Inhibitor) 2
  • Fatty Acid-Binding Protein, Heart 3
  • Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 3 4
  • O-FABP 3

External Ids for FABP3 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FABP3 Gene

  • MDGI
  • FABP11

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FABP3 Gene

  • GC01M031633
  • GC01M030823
  • GC01M031264
  • GC01M031340
  • GC01M031507
  • GC01M031838
  • GC01M029944

Summaries for FABP3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FABP3 Gene

  • The intracellular fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) belongs to a multigene family. FABPs are divided into at least three distinct types, namely the hepatic-, intestinal- and cardiac-type. They form 14-15 kDa proteins and are thought to participate in the uptake, intracellular metabolism and/or transport of long-chain fatty acids. They may also be responsible in the modulation of cell growth and proliferation. Fatty acid-binding protein 3 gene contains four exons and its function is to arrest growth of mammary epithelial cells. This gene is a candidate tumor suppressor gene for human breast cancer. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]

GeneCards Summary for FABP3 Gene

FABP3 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP3 include Pulmonary Embolism and Acute Myocardial Infarction. Among its related pathways are Lipoprotein metabolism and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and cytoskeletal protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is FABP4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP3 Gene

  • FABP are thought to play a role in the intracellular transport of long-chain fatty acids and their acyl-CoA esters.

Gene Wiki entry for FABP3 Gene

Additional gene information for FABP3 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FABP3 Gene

Genomics for FABP3 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for FABP3 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for FABP3 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH01J031370 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 +2.8 2849 7.4 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF48 ETS1 FOS ATF7 RXRA SP5 RFX3 GLIS1 FABP3 SERINC2 FAM229A TSSK3 SNRNP40 TMEM39B DCDC2B TMEM234 GC01M031352 GC01M031377
GH01J031380 Promoter/Enhancer 0.7 EPDnew dbSUPER 650.7 -3.6 -3585 0.1 FABP3 GC01M031377 LOC105378623
GH01J031420 Enhancer 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.3 -45.9 -45858 4 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 FOXA2 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF48 GLIS2 ARID2 ZNF143 SERINC2 FABP3 TINAGL1 LOC105378626 SNRNP40 LOC105378625
GH01J031470 Enhancer 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 -95.2 -95243 2.3 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARNT YBX1 YY1 ZNF766 E2F8 FOS SP3 REST SERINC2 TSSK3 ENSG00000229447 RNU6-40P PUM1 TXLNA SNRNP40 FABP3 TINAGL1 LOC105378626
GH01J031396 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 11.7 -20.6 -20635 2.1 GTF2F1 CTCF MAX BMI1 RAD21 RARA ZNF697 ZKSCAN1 POLR2A ARID2 SERINC2 FABP3 ENSG00000229044 RNU6-40P TINAGL1 LOC105378626 COL16A1 LOC105378623
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around FABP3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the FABP3 gene promoter:
  • PPAR-alpha
  • PPAR-gamma2
  • PPAR-gamma1
  • Zic3
  • STAT5A
  • CREB
  • AML1a
  • Msx-1

Genomic Locations for FABP3 Gene

Genomic Locations for FABP3 Gene
16,433 bases
Minus strand
11,598 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FABP3 Gene

Genes around FABP3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FABP3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FABP3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FABP3 Gene

Proteins for FABP3 Gene

  • Protein details for FABP3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Fatty acid-binding protein, heart
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RAB6
    • Q5VV93
    • Q99957

    Protein attributes for FABP3 Gene

    133 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    14858 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for FABP3 Gene

neXtProt entry for FABP3 Gene

Post-translational modifications for FABP3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FABP3 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FABP3 Gene

Domains & Families for FABP3 Gene

Gene Families for FABP3 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Candidate cardiovascular disease genes
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for FABP3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FABP3 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Forms a beta-barrel structure that accommodates the hydrophobic ligand in its interior.
  • Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Fatty-acid binding protein (FABP) family.
  • Forms a beta-barrel structure that accommodates the hydrophobic ligand in its interior.
  • Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Fatty-acid binding protein (FABP) family.
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Function for FABP3 Gene

Molecular function for FABP3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
FABP are thought to play a role in the intracellular transport of long-chain fatty acids and their acyl-CoA esters.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
fatty acid binding protein 3,muscle,heart

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FABP3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005324 long-chain fatty acid transporter activity IEA --
GO:0005504 fatty acid binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 20802519
GO:0008092 cytoskeletal protein binding IPI 17987659
GO:0008289 lipid binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FABP3: view
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Animal Models for FABP3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FABP3:

Animal Model Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FABP3 Gene

Localization for FABP3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP3 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FABP3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytosol 5
cytoskeleton 3
mitochondrion 2
peroxisome 2
golgi apparatus 2
plasma membrane 1
nucleus 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Golgi apparatus (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FABP3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA,IDA 23141496
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol IEA,TAS 23873799
GO:0016528 sarcoplasm IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome HDA 19056867
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Pathways & Interactions for FABP3 Gene

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Pathways by source for FABP3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FABP3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006631 fatty acid metabolic process IEA --
GO:0008285 negative regulation of cell proliferation TAS 7962070
GO:0015909 long-chain fatty acid transport IEA --
GO:0019433 triglyceride catabolic process TAS --
GO:0032868 response to insulin IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FABP3: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for FABP3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FABP3 Gene

(13) Drugs for FABP3 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
oleic acid Approved, Investigational, Vet_approved Pharma Full agonist, Agonist, Activation, Activator, Carrier 0
Stearic acid Approved, Experimental Pharma Carrier 0
Palmitic Acid Approved, Experimental Pharma Full agonist, Agonist, Carrier 23
Hexanoyl-CoA Experimental Pharma 0
Propanoyl-CoA Experimental Pharma 0

(42) Additional Compounds for FABP3 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • (e)-S-2-Decenoate
  • (e)-S-2-Decenoate CoA
  • (e)-S-2-Decenoate coenzyme A
  • (e)-S-2-Decenoic acid
  • 2-trans-Decenoyl-CoA
  • (e)-C16:1 N-14-CoA
  • (e)-Hexadec-2-enoyl-CoA tetraanion
  • (e)-Hexadec-2-enoyl-coenzyme A tetraanion
  • (e)-Hexadec-2-enoyl-coenzyme A(4-)
  • trans-2-Hexadecenoyl-CoA(4-)
  • (e)-S-2-Octenoate
  • (e)-S-2-Octenoate CoA
  • (e)-S-2-Octenoate coenzyme A
  • (e)-S-2-Octenoic acid
  • 2,3-trans-Octenoyl coenzyme A
  • (2E)-Tetradecenoyl-coenzyme A
  • trans-Tetra-dec-2-enoyl-CoA
  • trans-Tetra-dec-2-enoyl-coa.
  • trans-Tetra-dec-2-enoyl-coenzyme A
  • trans-Tetra-dec-2-enoyl-coenzyme A.
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Transcripts for FABP3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FABP3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for FABP3 Gene

Fatty acid binding protein 3, muscle and heart (mammary-derived growth inhibitor):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FABP3 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for FABP3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FABP3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for FABP3 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FABP3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart - Left Ventricle (x24.4), Heart - Atrial Appendage (x11.8), and Muscle - Skeletal (x7.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FABP3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Milk (39.6) and Heart (9.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for FABP3 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for FABP3 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of FABP3 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FABP3 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for FABP3 Gene

  • Heart(4.8)
  • Muscle(4.8)
  • Nervous system(4.7)
  • Liver(4.5)
  • Kidney(3)
  • Blood(2)
  • Lung(2)
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for FABP3 Gene

Orthologs for FABP3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for FABP3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FABP3 34 33
  • 99.75 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FABP3 34 33
  • 92.23 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FABP3 34 33
  • 88.97 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FABP3 34
  • 88 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fabp3 33
  • 84.96 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fabp3-ps1 34
  • 84 (a)
Fabp3 16 34 33
  • 83.46 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FABP3 34
  • 55 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FABP3 34 33
  • 76.69 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fabp3 33
  • 65.9 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fabp3 34 33 33
  • 70.48 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta fabp 34
  • 41 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea lbp-6 34
  • 49 (a)
lbp-5 34
  • 45 (a)
lbp-7 34
  • 42 (a)
lbp-9 34
  • 37 (a)
lbp-8 34
  • 36 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 41 (a)
-- 34
  • 35 (a)
Species where no ortholog for FABP3 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for FABP3 Gene

Gene Tree for FABP3 (if available)
Gene Tree for FABP3 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for FABP3: view image

Paralogs for FABP3 Gene

Paralogs for FABP3 Gene

(15) SIMAP similar genes for FABP3 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

  • S4R371_HUMAN
  • S4R3A2_HUMAN Pseudogenes for FABP3 Gene

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Variants for FABP3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FABP3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs431905487 not-provided, not provided 31,369,360(-) CCCC/CCC intron_variant
rs431905488 not-provided, not provided 31,365,958(-) T/C intron_variant
rs483352865 not-provided, not provided 31,365,893(-) T/ coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, intron_variant
rs483352874 not-provided, not provided 31,369,368(-) CT/ intron_variant
rs483352875 not-provided, not provided 31,365,952(-) ACA/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FABP3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv1003353 CNV deletion 20482838
esv2758930 CNV loss 17122850
nsv1118432 CNV duplication 24896259

Variation tolerance for FABP3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 56.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.06; 37.75% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for FABP3 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FABP3 Gene

Disorders for FABP3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(13) MalaCards diseases for FABP3 Gene - From: HGMD, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
pulmonary embolism
  • pulmonary artery embolism
acute myocardial infarction
heart tumor
  • intracavitary tumors
placental choriocarcinoma
  • choriocarcinoma of the placenta
cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome 1
  • ccds1
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for FABP3

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FABP3 Gene

Publications for FABP3 Gene

  1. Association between fatty acid binding protein 3 gene variants and essential hypertension in humans. (PMID: 18437121) Ueno T … Miki T (American journal of hypertension 2008) 3 22 44 58
  2. Polymorphisms in fatty acid-binding protein-3 (FABP3) - putative association with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (PMID: 12872269) Shin HD … Park KS (Human mutation 2003) 3 22 44 58
  3. Structural studies on human muscle fatty acid binding protein at 1.4 A resolution: binding interactions with three C18 fatty acids. (PMID: 7922029) Young AC … Sacchettini JC (Structure (London, England : 1993) 1994) 3 4 22 58
  4. Localization of the gene for human heart fatty acid binding protein to chromosome 1p32-1p33. (PMID: 8262516) Troxler RF … Wyandt HE (Human genetics 1993) 3 4 22 58
  5. Three-dimensional structure of recombinant human muscle fatty acid-binding protein. (PMID: 1526991) Zanotti G … Sacchettini JC (The Journal of biological chemistry 1992) 3 4 22 58

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