FABP6

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Fatty acid binding protein 6, ileal
Protein FABP6 PDB 1o1u.png
PDB rendering based on 1o1u.
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
Identifiers
Symbols FABP6 ; I-15P; I-BABP; I-BALB; I-BAP; ILBP; ILBP3; ILLBP
External IDs OMIM600422 MGI96565 HomoloGene1108 GeneCards: FABP6 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 2172 16204
Ensembl ENSG00000170231 ENSMUSG00000020405
UniProt P51161 P51162
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001040442 NM_008375
RefSeq (protein) NP_001035532 NP_032401
Location (UCSC) Chr 5:
159.61 – 159.67 Mb
Chr 11:
43.6 – 43.6 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Fatty acid binding protein 6, ileal (gastrotropin), also known as FABP6, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the FABP6 gene.[1]

Function[edit]

This gene encodes the ileal fatty acid binding protein. Fatty acid binding proteins are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. FABP6 and FABP1 (the liver fatty acid binding protein) are also able to bind bile acids. It is thought that FABPs roles include fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. Transcript variants generated by alternate transcription promoters and/or alternate splicing have been found for this gene.[1]

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