fatty acid binding protein 4

Target id: 2534

Nomenclature: fatty acid binding protein 4

Family: Fatty acid-binding proteins

Annotation status:  image of a grey circle Awaiting annotation/under development. Please contact us if you can help with annotation.  » Email us

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 132 8q21.13 FABP4 fatty acid binding protein 4
Mouse - 132 3 A1 Fabp4 fatty acid binding protein 4, adipocyte
Rat - 132 2q23 Fabp4 fatty acid binding protein 4
Previous and Unofficial Names
ALBP | adipocyte lipid-binding protein | adipocyte protein aP2 | AFABP
Database Links
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RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Selected 3D Structures
Image of receptor 3D structure from RCSB PDB
Description:  Crystal structure of mouse adipocyte fatty acid binding ptortin bound by inhibitor.
PDB Id:  3HK1
Ligand:  HTS01037
Resolution:  1.7Å
Species:  Mouse
References:  1
Rank order of potency (Human)
oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid > α-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid  [3]

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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
HM50316 Hs Inhibition >9.0 pKi 2
pKi >9.0 (Ki <1x10-9 M) [2]
compound 13 [PMID: 17502136] Hs Inhibition 8.7 pKi 4
pKi 8.7 (Ki 2x10-9 M) [4]
HTS01037 Mm Inhibition 6.2 pKi 1
pKi 6.2 (Ki 6.7x10-7 M) [1]
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1. Hertzel AV, Hellberg K, Reynolds JM, Kruse AC, Juhlmann BE, Smith AJ, Sanders MA, Ohlendorf DH, Suttles J, Bernlohr DA. (2009) Identification and characterization of a small molecule inhibitor of Fatty Acid binding proteins. J. Med. Chem.52 (19): 6024-31. [PMID:19754198]

2. Liu X, Huang X, Lin W, Wang D, Diao Y, Li H, Hui X, Wang Y, Xu A, Wu D et al.. (2011) New aromatic substituted pyrazoles as selective inhibitors of human adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.21 (10): 2949-52. [PMID:21481589]

3. Richieri GV, Ogata RT, Kleinfeld AM. (1994) Equilibrium constants for the binding of fatty acids with fatty acid-binding proteins from adipocyte, intestine, heart, and liver measured with the fluorescent probe ADIFAB. J. Biol. Chem.269 (39): 23918-30. [PMID:7929039]

4. Sulsky R, Magnin DR, Huang Y, Simpkins L, Taunk P, Patel M, Zhu Y, Stouch TR, Bassolino-Klimas D, Parker R et al.. (2007) Potent and selective biphenyl azole inhibitors of adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (aFABP). Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.17 (12): 3511-5. [PMID:17502136]

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Fatty acid-binding proteins: fatty acid binding protein 4. Last modified on 29/01/2016. Accessed on 24/04/2018. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=2534.