Protein Name fibroblast growth factor 21
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 26291
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q9NSA1 (FGF21_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 258
Total Number of Articles : 542

fibroblast growth factor 21

Gene Summary

Theis gene encodes a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities and are involved in a variety of biological processes. This protein is a secreted endocrine factor that functions as a major metabolic regulator. The encoded protein stimulates the uptake of glucose in adipose tissue. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]

  • fibroblast growth factor 21
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