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fibroblast growth factor 16
Symbol FGF16
Entrez 8823
HUGO 3672
OMIM 603724
RefSeq NM_003868
UniProt O43320
Other data
Locus Chr. X q21.1

Fibroblast growth factor 16 is a protein which in humans is encoded by the FGF16 gene.[1][2]


The protein encoded by this gene is 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, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. The rat homolog is predominantly expressed in embryonic brown adipose tissue and has significant mitogenic activity, which suggests a role in proliferation of embryonic brown adipose tissue.[3]


  1. ^ Miyake A, Konishi M, Martin FH, Hernday NA, Ozaki K, Yamamoto S, Mikami T, Arakawa T, Itoh N (February 1998). "Structure and expression of a novel member, FGF-16, on the fibroblast growth factor family". Biochemical and biophysical research communications 243 (1): 148–52. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1998.8073. PMID 9473496.  
  2. ^ Kim HS (2001). "The human FGF gene family: chromosome location and phylogenetic analysis". Cytogenetics and cell genetics 93 (1-2): 131–2. doi:10.1159/000056965. PMID 11474196.  
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: Fibroblast growth factor 16".  

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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