Protein Name fibroblast growth factor 2
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2247
Gene Symbol


UniProt P09038 (FGF2_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1502
Total Number of Articles : 2457

fibroblast growth factor 2

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members bind heparin and possess broad mitogenic and angiogenic activities. This protein has been implicated in diverse biological processes, such as limb and nervous system development, wound healing, and tumor growth. The mRNA for this gene contains multiple polyadenylation sites, and is alternatively translated from non-AUG (CUG) and AUG initiation codons, resulting in five different isoforms with distinct properties. The CUG-initiated isoforms are localized in the nucleus and are responsible for the intracrine effect, whereas, the AUG-initiated form is mostly cytosolic and is responsible for the paracrine and autocrine effects of this FGF. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • fibroblast growth factor 2
  • basic fibroblast growth factor bFGF
  • fibroblast growth factor 2 (basic)
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