FABP2

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FABP2
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Available structures
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Identifiers
Aliases FABP2, FABPI, I-FABP, fatty acid binding protein 2
External IDs MGI: 95478 HomoloGene: 107 GeneCards: 2169
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_000134

NM_007980

RefSeq (protein)

NP_000125.2

NP_032006.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 4: 119.32 – 119.32 Mb Chr 3: 122.9 – 122.9 Mb
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Fatty acid-binding protein 2 (FABP2) also known as Intestinal-type fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FABP2 gene.[1]

Function[edit]

The intracellular fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) belong to a multigene family with nearly twenty identified members. FABPs are divided into at least three distinct types, namely the hepatic-, intestinal- and cardiac-type. They form 14-15 kDa proteins and are thought to participate in the uptake, intracellular metabolism and/or transport of long-chain fatty acids. They may also be responsible in the modulation of cell growth and proliferation. Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein 2 gene contains four exons and is an abundant cytosolic protein in small intestine epithelial cells.[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

This gene has a polymorphism at codon 54 that identified an alanine-encoding allele and a threonine-encoding allele. Thr-54 protein is associated with increased fat oxidation and insulin resistance.[1]

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