A novel adipocyte long chain fatty acid transport protein.

J. E. Schaffer

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Uptake of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) is a critical function of eukaryotic cells. In the past, a diffusional mechanism has been proposed for passage of these hydrophobic molecules across the plasma membrane. I have recently used an expression cloning strategy to identify a novel integral plasma membrane fatty acid transport protein (FATP), which functions as an LCFA transporter. FATP may play a pivotal role in alterations of cellular metabolism which occur in several pathophysiologic states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean journal of medical research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 19 1996

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