Literature on SLC27A4
Solute carrier family 27 (fatty acid transporter), member 4; Involved in translocation of long-chain fatty acids (LFCA) across the plasma membrane. Appears to be the principal fatty acid transporter in small intestinal enterocytes. Plays a role in the formation of the epidermal barrier. Required for fat absorption in early embryogenesis. Has acyl-CoA ligase activity for long-chain and very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). Indirectly inhibits RPE65 via substrate competition and via production of VLCFA derivatives like lignoceroyl-CoA. Prevents light-induced degeneration of rods and cones (By similarity); Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family.
Synonyms: SLC27A4, SLC27A4p, hSLC27A4, A0A024R8D2, Q6P1M0 ...