Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) can stimulate the proliferation of mesenchymal, epithelial and neuroectodermal cells. FGF3 belongs to the heparin binding growth factors family. Members of the family include Acidic FGF (also known as aFGF or FGF 1), basic FGF (bFGF or FGF 2), FGF 3 (also known as Int2) and FGF 4 (also known as hst or Kaposi FGF). FGF 4 was first revealed to be an oncoprotein in Kaposi's sarcoma cells. Other family members include FGF 5, FGF 6, FGF 7 (keratinocyte growth factor, KGF), FGF 8 (AIGF), FGF 9 (GAF) and FGF 10. FGF3 is activated by proviral insertion of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV). FGF3 is responsible for most of breast malignancies.
FGF; FGF-3; Fibroblast growth factor; Fibroblast growth factor 3; fibroblast growth factor 3 (murine mammary tumor virus integration site (v-int-2) oncogene homolog); HBGF-3; Heparin-binding growth factor 3; INT-2 proto-oncogene protein; interacting gene 2; murine mammary tumor virus integration site 2, mouse; oncogene INT2; Proto-oncogene Int-2; V-INT2 murine mammary tumor virus integration site oncogene homolog
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