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Table 1 Human FABP genes, as listed in the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) databases

From: The human fatty acid-binding protein family: Evolutionary divergences and functions

Gene Common
name
Aliases for proteins Previous
symbols
Localisation Chromosomal
location
OMIM
ID/
HGNC
ID
Number
of amino
acids
FABP1 Liver FABP L-FABP, hepatic FABP, Z
protein, heme-binding
protein
  Liver, intestine, pancreas,
kidney, lung, stomach
2p11 134650/
3555
127
FABP2 Intestinal
FABP
I-FABP, gut FABP (gFABP)   Intestine, liver 4q28-q31 134640/
3556
132
FABP3 Heart
FABP
H-FABP, O-FABP,
mammary-derived growth
inhibitor (MDGI)
FABP11 Cardiac and skeletal muscle,
brain, kidney, lung, stomach,
testis, adrenal gland,
mammary gland, placenta,
ovary, brown adipose tissue
1p33-p31 134650/
3557
133
FABP4 Adipocyte
FABP
A-FABP, aP2   Adipocytes, macrophages,
dendritic cells, skeletal
muscle fibres
8q21 600434/
3559
132
FABP5 Epidermal
FABP
E-FABP, keratinocyte-type
FABP (KFABP),
psoriasis-associated-FABP
(PA-FABP)
  Skin, tongue, adipocyte,
macrophage, dendritic cells,
mammary gland, brain,
stomach, intestine, kidney,
liver, lung, heart, skeletal
muscle, testis, retina, lens,
spleen, placenta
8q21.13 605168/
3560
135
FABP6 Ileal FABP Il-FABP, Ileal lipid-binding
protein (ILLBP), intestinal
bile acid-binding protein
(I-BABP), gastrophin
  Ileum, ovary, adrenal gland,
stomach
5q23-q35 600422/
3561
128
FABP7 Brain FABP B-FABP, brain lipid-binding
protein (BLBP), MRG
  Brain, central nervous
system (CNS), glial cell,
retina, mammary gland
6q22-q23 602965/
3562
132
FABP8 Myelin
FABP
M-FABP, peripheral myelin
protein 2 (PMP2)
  Peripheral nervous system,
Schwann cells
8q21.3-q22.1 170715/
9117
132
FABP9 Testis FABP T-FABP, testis lipid-binding
protein (TLBP), PERF,
PERF 15
  Testis, salivary gland,
mammary gland
8q21.13 --/3563 132
FABP12 --- ---   Retinoblastoma cell,a retina
(ganglion and inner nuclear
layer cells),b testicular germ
cells,b cerebral cortex,b
kidney,b epididymisb
8q21.13 --/34524 140
  1. aExpression found in humans, versus brodents
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