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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998 Dec 22;1443(3):381-5.

Tissue distribution and cDNA cloning of a human fatty acid transport protein (hsFATP4).

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Internal Medicine IV, Bergheimer Str. 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.


Fatty acid uptake is partly controlled by the FATP gene family, of which at least five members are known in mice. Using the mmFATP1 cDNA as hybridization probe, a 1.6 kb partial cDNA clone was isolated from a human heart cDNA library. With 5' and 3' RACE procedures, the complete cDNA was isolated. Sequence comparisons with its mouse homologues identified this clone as hsFATP4.

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