FABP5

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FABP5

A gene on chromosome 8q21.13 that encodes a lipid transport protein in epidermal cells which may be involved in keratinocyte differentiation. FABP5 binds fatty acids and has the highest affinity for C18 length chains; it is upregulated in psoriasis.
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Nevertheless, study results suggest that dnmatic compensatory up-regulation of E-FABP (also called mal1), an otherwise minor form of adipocyte FABP, in adipose tissue of A-FABP-null mice might lead to underestimation of phenotypic changes (42).