What is fibroblast growth factor?

Fibroblast Growth Factor

Fibroblast growth factors, or FGFs, are a family of growth factors involved in angiogenesis, wound healing, and embryonic development. The FGFs are heparin-binding proteins and interactions with cell-surface-associated heparan sulfate proteoglycans have been shown to be essential for FGF signal transduction. FGFs are key players in the processes of proliferation and differentiation of wide variety of cells and tissues.

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Some articles on fibroblast growth factor:

SPRY2 - Function
... kinase signaling proteins and is required for growth factor stimulated translocation of the protein to membrane ruffles ... gene is transiently upregulated in response to fibroblast growth factor two ... indirectly involved in the non-cell autonomous inhibitory effect on fibroblast growth factor two signaling ...
List Of Me SH Codes (D12.644) - MeSH D12.644 --- Peptides - MeSH D12.644.276 --- Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
... endostatins MeSH D12.644.276.100.800 --- vascular endothelial growth factors MeSH D12.644.276.100.800.200 --- vascular endothelial growth factor a MeSH D12.644.276.100.800.300 ...
... EC number Gene Ontology Molecular function • protein tyrosine kinase activity • fibroblast growth factor-activated receptor activity • protein binding • ATP binding ... FGFR2 is a receptor for fibroblast growth factor ... The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor receptor family, where amino acid sequence is highly conserved between members and throughout evolution ...
List Of Me SH Codes (D12.776) - MeSH D12.776.624 -- Neoplasm Proteins - MeSH D12.776.624.664 -- Oncogene Proteins - MeSH D12.776.624.664.700 -- Proto-oncogene Proteins
... MeSH D12.776.624.664.700.100 -- cyclin d1 MeSH D12.776.624.664.700.110 -- fibroblast growth factor 4 MeSH D12.776.624.664.700.112 -- fibroblast growth factor 6 MeSH D12.776.624.664.700.1 ...

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