This gene encodes a specific binding protein for a vitamin A family member and is thought to play an important role in retinoic acid-mediated differentiation and proliferation processes. It is structurally similar to the cellular retinol-binding proteins, but binds only retinoic acid at specific sites within the nucleus, which may contribute to vitamin A-directed differentiation in epithelial tissue.
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Protein Aliases: cellular retinoic acid binding protein I; Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1; Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein I; CRABP-I
Gene Aliases: AI326249; CRABP; Crabp-1; CRABP-I; CRABP1; CRABPI; Rbp-5; RBP5