Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins at a Glance

Author(s): Yadong Zheng

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 21 , Issue 6 , 2014

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Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are extensively expressed in animals, involved in the metabolism of fatty acids. FABPs share a much conserved secondary structure though they have 20% ~ 70% identities at the amino acid level. In addition to the role in lipid metabolism, FABPs are closely associated with cytokine production in immune cells and tumor growth and angiogenesis. Increasing studies are broadening our understanding of biological roles of FABPs beyond lipid trafficking and storage.

Keywords: Allergen, FABP4, fatty acid-binding protein, fatty acid.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 25 April, 2014
Page: [572 - 577]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/092986652106140425124628
Price: $65

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