Protein Name fatty acid binding protein 2, intestinal
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 14079
Gene Symbol

Fabp2

UniProt P55050 (FABPI_MOUSE), Q53YP5 (Q53YP5_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 26
Total Number of Articles : 24
Description

fatty acid binding protein 2, intestinal

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is part of the fatty acid binding protein family (FABP). FABPs are a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands and participate in fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. This protein functions within enterocytes, possibly to sense lipids as part of energy homeostasis. In humans polymorphisms are associated with increased fat oxidation and insulin resistance. In mice deficiency of this gene alters body weight in a gender-specific manner and causes hyperinsulinemia. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2013]

synonyms
  • fatty acid-binding protein, intestinal
  • intestinal fatty acid binding protein 2
  • intestinal-type fatty acid-binding protein
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Properties