Aliases for FABP4 Gene
External Ids for FABP4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FABP4 Gene
FABP4 encodes the fatty acid binding protein found in adipocytes. Fatty acid binding proteins are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. It is thought that FABPs roles include fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FABP4 Gene
FABP4 (Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FABP4 include Liposarcoma Of Bone and Coronary Restenosis. Among its related pathways are Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Lineage-specific Markers and Regulation of lipid metabolism by Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and fatty acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is PMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FABP4 Gene
Lipid transport protein in adipocytes. Binds both long chain fatty acids and retinoic acid. Delivers long-chain fatty acids and retinoic acid to their cognate receptors in the nucleus.