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fatty acid-binding proteins

Intracellular proteins that reversibly bind hydrophobic ligands including: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids; eicosanoids; and retinoids. They are considered a highly conserved and ubiquitously expressed family of proteins that may play a role in the metabolism of lipids.
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  • fatty acid binding proteins
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