Summary of FABP4

This gene encodes a protein that binds to fatty acids in fat cells. It plays a role in fatty acid binding, uptake, transport, and metabolism (R).

Blood levels of FABP4 is linked to severity and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, as well as the metabolic changes as a result of the apnea (R).

The Function of FABP4

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.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Fatty acid-binding protein, adipocyte

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Adipocyte lipid-binding protein
Adipocyte-type fatty acid-binding protein
Fatty acid-binding protein 4

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

FABP4 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase FABP4

Substances That Decrease FABP4

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity