FABP4

(redirected from Fatty acid-binding protein 4)

FABP4

A gene on chromosome 8q21 that encodes a lipid transport protein in adipocytes which plays a role in intracellular transport of long-chain fatty acids and retinoic acids, delivering them to their cognate receptors in the nucleus.
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Fatty acid-binding protein 4 is associated with endothelial dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Fasting serum fatty acid-binding protein 4 level positively correlates with metabolic syndrome in hemodialysis patients.
Among them, some members of the lipocalin family--retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), [1] lipocalin-2, and fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4)--have been suggested to play important roles in the mechanisms of insulin resistance.
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