Protein Name fatty acid binding protein 5
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2171
Gene Symbol

FABP5

UniProt Q01469 (FABP5_HUMAN), E7DVW5 (E7DVW5_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 95
Total Number of Articles : 129
Description

fatty acid binding protein 5

Gene Summary

This gene encodes the fatty acid binding protein found in epidermal cells, and was first identified as being upregulated in psoriasis tissue. Fatty acid binding proteins are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. FABPs may play roles in fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. Polymorphisms in this gene are associated with type 2 diabetes. The human genome contains many pseudogenes similar to this locus.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]

synonyms
  • fatty acid-binding protein 5
  • epidermal-type fatty acid-binding protein
  • fatty acid binding protein 5 (psoriasis-associated)
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