FGF1 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. This protein functions as a modifier of endothelial cell migration and proliferation, as well as an angiogenic factor. It acts as a mitogen for a variety of mesoderm- and neuroectoderm-derived cells in vitro, thus is thought to be involved in organogenesis.
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Protein Aliases: Acidic fibroblast growth factor; AFGF; beta-endothelial cell growth factor; ECGF; ECGF beta; ECGFA; ECGFB; Endothelial cell growth factor; endothelial cell growth factor, alpha; endothelial cell growth factor, beta; FGF alpha; FGF-1; FGF1; FGFA; Fibroblast growth factor 1; fibroblast growth factor 1 (acidic); Fibroblast growth factor 1 (heparin binding); GLIO703; HBGF 1; HBGF-1; HBGF1; Heparin-binding growth factor 1
Gene Aliases: AFGF; Dffrx; ECGF; ECGF-beta; ECGFA; ECGFB; Fam; FGF-1; FGF-alpha; FGF1; FGFA; GLIO703; HBGF-1; HBGF1