The Function of FABP5

High specificity for fatty acids. Highest affinity for C18 chain length. Decreasing the chain length or introducing double bonds reduces the affinity. May be involved in keratinocyte differentiation.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Fatty acid-binding protein, epidermal

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Epidermal-type fatty acid-binding protein
Fatty acid-binding protein 5
Psoriasis-associated fatty acid-binding protein homolog

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

FABP5 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase FABP5

Substances That Decrease FABP5

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity