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 HIV Life Cycle and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and retinal binding. An important paralog of this gene is RBP5.
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).