Protein Name fatty acid binding protein 6
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2172
Gene Symbol


UniProt P51161 (FABP6_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 47
Total Number of Articles : 60

fatty acid binding protein 6

Gene Summary

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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • gastrotropin
  • GT
  • fatty acid binding protein 6, ileal
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