Aliases for RBP1 Gene
External Ids for RBP1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RBP1 Gene
This gene encodes the carrier protein involved in the transport of retinol (vitamin A alcohol) from the liver storage site to peripheral tissue. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for growth, reproduction, differentiation of epithelial tissues, and vision. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RBP1 Gene
RBP1 (Retinol Binding Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RBP1 include Blepharophimosis and Epithelioid Cell Melanoma. 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 RBP1 Gene
Cytoplasmic retinol-binding protein (PubMed:22665496, PubMed:26900151, PubMed:28057518). Accepts retinol from the transport protein STRA6, and thereby contributes to retinol uptake, storage and retinoid homeostasis (PubMed:15632377, PubMed:22665496).