FABP5 (fatty acid binding protein 5 (psoriasis-associated)) is a proteinthat in humans is encoded by theFABP5 gene, also known as PAFABP, EFABP, E-FABP, KFABP, PA-FABP, Epidermal-type fatty acid-binding protein, Fatty acid-binding protein 5, Psoriasis-associated fatty acid-binding protein homolog. It is a family of small, highly conserved, cytoplasmic proteins that bind long-chain fatty acids and other hydrophobic ligands. The PAFABP cDNA encodes a 135-amino acid protein with molecular weight 15,164. This gene encodes the fatty acid binding protein found in epidermal cells, and was first identified as being upregulated inpsoriasistissue. It is though that FABPs roles include fatty acid uptake, transport, and metabolism. Kaczocha et al. (2009) identifiedFABP5and FABP7 as cytosolic proteins that transport AEA from the plasma membrane to subcellular fatty acid amide hydrolase, where it is hydrolyzed and inactivated. FABP3 did not show this specific transport function.
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Protein Aliases: C-FABP; Cutaneous fatty acid-binding protein; DA11; E-FABP; E-FABPPAFABP; Epidermal-type fatty acid-binding protein; epithelial fatty acid-binding protein; fatty acid binding protein 5 (psoriasis-associated); Fatty acid-binding protein 5; Fatty acid-binding protein, epidermal; Keratinocyte lipid-binding protein; PA-FABP; PA-FABPepidermal; Psoriasis-associated fatty acid-binding protein homolog
Gene Aliases: C-FABP; DA11; E-FABP; EFABP; FABP5; Fabpe; KFABP; Klbp; Mal1; PA-FABP; PAFABP