Fatty acid-binding proteins--insights from genetic manipulations.

  title={Fatty acid-binding proteins--insights from genetic manipulations.},
  author={Norbert H. Haunerland and Friedrich Spener},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  volume={43 4},
Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) belong to the conserved multigene family of the intracellular lipid-binding proteins (iLBPs). These proteins are ubiquitously expressed in vertebrate tissues, with distinct expression patterns for the individual FABPs. Various functions have been proposed for these proteins, including the promotion of cellular uptake and transport of fatty acids, the targeting of fatty acids to specific metabolic pathways, and the participation in the regulation of gene… CONTINUE READING