FABP6


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FABP6

A gene on chromosome 5q23-q35 that encodes the ileal fatty acid-binding protein that stimulates gastric acid and pepsinogen secretion, and which binds bile salts and bilirubins. Isoform 2 is expressed in the lower GI tract and is essential for the survival of colon cancer cells in response to bile acid-induced apoptosis.