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Overview - Fatty Acid-binding Protein (FABP)

Description of Fatty Acid-binding Protein (FABP)

Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs), a family of proteins sometimes referred to as lipid chaperones, are intracellular proteins that facilitate the transport of AEA to different parts of the human body. Guided by the homeostatic mechanisms on an as-needed basis FABPs transport AEA to a cellular organelle the endoplasmic reticulum (a transport system) where the enzyme FAAH1 is found. Once in proximity, FAAH1 begins to function as a catalyst (to cause the reaction) for AEA's hydrolyses (break down). (M. Elmes et al., 2015)

When cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are present and bind to FABPs instead of AEA, they inhibit AEA's breakdown and, as such, increase its bioavailability. (D. Deutsch, 2016)

To date, 10 different types of FABPs have been identified in humans, each found in specific tissues such as the brain, kidney, or liver for example. Of these three known members, i.e., FABP3, FABP5, and FABP7 bind with THC and CBD. (M. Elmes et al., 2015)

Other Names:

Fatty Acid-binding Protein

Fatty Acid-binding Protein (FABP) Properties and Effects

Increases the bioavailability of AEA (D. Deutsch, 2016)

Fatty Acid-binding Protein (FABP) Receptor Binding


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