Adipocyte Protein 2

Identifiers Symbols FABP4;A-FABP, AFABP External IDs OMIM: 600434 HomoloGene: 36067 ChEMBL: 2083 GeneCards: FABP4 Gene

Gene Ontology
Sources: Amigo / QuickGO
Orthologs Species Human Mouse Entrez 2167 11770 Ensembl n/a n/a UniProt P15090 P04117 RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001442 NM_024406 RefSeq (protein) NP_001433 NP_077717 Location (UCSC) n/a n/a PubMed search

aP2 (adipocyte Protein 2) is a carrier protein for fatty acids that is primarily expressed in adipocytes and macrophages. aP2 is also called fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4). Blocking this protein either through genetic engineering or drugs has the possibility of treating heart disease, diabetes, asthma, obesity, and fatty liver disease.

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