Summary

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).


Function

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:

ALBP

Alternative name(s):

Adipocyte lipid-binding protein
Adipocyte-type fatty acid-binding protein
A-FABP
AFABP
Fatty acid-binding protein 4

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