FABP4

(redirected from fatty acid binding protein 4, adipocyte)

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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PPAR[gamma], a master regulator of adipogenesis, induces other adipocyte-specific genes such as adiponectin, fatty acid binding protein 4, adipocyte (Fabp4), insulin-responsive glucose transporter type 4 (Glut4), adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), and hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL).