This gene encodes a member of a family of fatty acid transport proteins, which are involved in translocation of long-chain fatty acids cross the plasma membrane. This protein is expressed at high levels on the apical side of mature enterocytes in the small intestine, and appears to be the principal fatty acid transporter in enterocytes. Clinical studies suggest this gene as a candidate gene for the insulin resistance syndrome. Mutations in this gene have been associated with ichthyosis prematurity syndrome.
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Protein Aliases: FATP-4; Long-chain fatty acid transport protein 4; solute carrier family 27 (fatty acid transporter), member 4; Solute carrier family 27 member 4
Gene Aliases: ACSVL4; FATP4; IPS; SLC27A4
UniProt ID: (Human) Q6P1M0
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 10999
Molecular Function: ligase