Butyrophilin subfamily 1 member A1
Butyrophilin subfamily 1 member A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the BTN1A1 gene. Butyrophilin (BTN) 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.