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fatty acid binding protein 4

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Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 2534

Nomenclature: fatty acid binding protein 4

Family: Fatty acid-binding proteins

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Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 132 8q21.13 FABP4 fatty acid binding protein 4
Mouse - 132 3 2.56 cM Fabp4 fatty acid binding protein 4, adipocyte
Rat - 132 2q23 Fabp4 fatty acid binding protein 4
Previous and Unofficial Names Click here for help
adipocyte lipid-binding protein | adipocyte protein aP2 | AFABP | ALBP
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ChEMBL Target
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RefSeq Protein
Selected 3D Structures Click here for help
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  [4]

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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
HM50316 Small molecule or natural product Primary target of this compound Hs Inhibition >9.0 pKi 2
pKi >9.0 (Ki <1x10-9 M) [2]
compound 13 [PMID: 17502136] Small molecule or natural product Click here for species-specific activity table Hs Inhibition 8.7 pKi 5
pKi 8.7 (Ki 2x10-9 M) [5]
HTS01037 Small molecule or natural product Click here for species-specific activity table Mm Inhibition 6.2 pKi 1
pKi 6.2 (Ki 6.7x10-7 M) [1]
bindarit Small molecule or natural product Immunopharmacology Ligand Hs Binding 4.7 pKi 3
pKi 4.7 (Ki 1.9x10-5 M) [3]
Description: Measuring displacement of [3H]-oleic acid from hFABP4 in a competitive binding assay.
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Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Inflammation
Immuno Process:  Immune regulation
Immuno Process:  Cytokine production & signalling


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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. Oddi S, Scipioni L, Totaro A, Angelucci C, Dufrusine B, Sabatucci A, Tortolani D, Coletta I, Alisi MA, Polenzani L et al.. (2019) The anti-inflammatory agent bindarit acts as a modulator of fatty acid-binding protein 4 in human monocytic cells. Sci Rep, 9 (1): 15155. [PMID:31641194]

4. 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]

5. 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 18/07/2020. Accessed on 30/05/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,