transport protein

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transport protein

One of the proteins important in transporting materials such as hormones from their site of origin to the site of cellular action and metabolism.
See also: protein
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Fatty acid transport proteins (FATP) are transmembrane proteins that enhance the uptake of long-chain and very long chain fatty acids into cells.
A current review of fatty acid transport proteins (SLC27).
FATP4 is a member of a family of fatty acid transport proteins and is expressed at high levels in enterocytes, a cell-type found in the intestinal lining.
Previously, our laboratory had identified a novel class of proteins called FATPs, which are associated with fatty acid transport proteins," said Dr.
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