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FABP Family Gene

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FABP Family Gene Definition

These genes encode the intracellular fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs). Fatty acid metabolism in mammalian cells depends on a flux of fatty acids, between the plasma membrane and mitochondria or peroxisomes for beta-oxidation, and between other cellular organelles for lipid synthesis. FABPs are divided into at least three distinct types, namely the hepatic-, intestinal- and cardiac-type. They form 14-15 kDa proteins and at least 3 different FABPs play a role as transport vehicles of these hydrophobic compounds throughout the cytoplasm. They may 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. (from LocusLink 2170)

FABP Family Gene Synonyms

FABP Family Gene

Terms in FABP Family Gene category

FABP1 Gene
FABP2 Gene
FABP3 Gene
FABP4 Gene
FABP5 Gene

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