The Function of FABP2

FABP are thought to play a role in the intracellular transport of long-chain fatty acids and their acyl-CoA esters. FABP2 is probably involved in triglyceride-rich lipoprotein synthesis. Binds saturated long-chain fatty acids with a high affinity, but binds with a lower affinity to unsaturated long-chain fatty acids. FABP2 may also help maintain energy homeostasis by functioning as a lipid sensor.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Fatty acid-binding protein, intestinal

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Fatty acid-binding protein 2
Intestinal-type fatty acid-binding protein

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