Liver basic fatty acid-binding protein (IPR031276)

Short name: Lb-FABP

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) have been designated according to the first tissue they were isolated from: intestinal (I-FABP), liver (L-FABP), adipocyte (A-FABP), heart (H-FABP), ileal, myelin, brain, epidermal, and sperm. However, each of these FABPs may be expressed in more than one tissue. Livers of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals differ in the nature and number of their FABPs. Mammalian liver has been reported to express only L-FABP, while a second FABP (Lb-FABP) is expressed in the liver of chicken, fish and frog. Both liver FABPs were originated by ancient gene duplication [PMID: 11361145].

This entry represents Lb-FABP [PMID: 7553344, PMID: 10504416].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0005504 fatty acid binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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