Protein Name fatty acid binding protein 3
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2170
Gene Symbol


UniProt P05413 (FABPH_HUMAN), A0A384MDY5 (A0A384MDY5_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 199
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fatty acid binding protein 3

Gene Summary

The intracellular fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) belongs to a multigene family. 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. Fatty acid-binding protein 3 gene contains four exons and its function is to arrest growth of mammary epithelial cells. This gene is a candidate tumor suppressor gene for human breast cancer. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]

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