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butyrophilin, subfamily 1, member A1
Butyrophilin is the major protein associated with fat droplets in the milk. It is a member of the immunoglobulin;superfamily. It may have a cell surface receptor function. The human butyrophilin gene is localized in the major;histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I region of 6p and may have arisen relatively recently in evolution by the;shuffling of exons between 2 ancestral gene families.