RBP4
Description This protein belongs to the lipocalin family and is the specific carrier for retinol (vitamin A alcohol) in the blood. It delivers retinol from the liver stores to the peripheral tissues. In plasma, the RBP-retinol complex interacts with transthyretin which prevents its loss by filtration through the kidney glomeruli. A deficiency of vitamin A blocks secretion of the binding protein posttranslationally and results in defective delivery and supply to the epidermal cells.   Source
Gene Symbol RBP4 Gene
Protein Name Retinol-binding protein 4 Uniprot
Synonyms RBP4; Retinol-binding protein 4 and 8 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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