FEM1A (FEM-1 homolog a), also known as EPRAP (Prostaglandin E receptor 4-associated protein), is a 669 amino acid cytoplasmic protein that belongs to the FEM-1 family. FEM1A is present in atheromata and in macrophages derived from peripheral blood monocytes. FEM1A may be a component of an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase complex and functions as a substrate recognition subunit. It is suggested that FEM1A participates in anti-inflammatory signaling of macrophages via its interaction with EP4. FEM1A is down-regulated in Rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue neoplasm of children. FEM1A is considered a candidate gene for polycystic ovary syndrome.
DKFZp762M136; EPRAP; FEM1-alpha; FEM1a; Prostaglandin E receptor 4-associated protein; Protein fem-1 homolog A