The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor 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 function of this growth factor has not yet been determined.
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Protein Aliases: FGF-21; Fibroblast growth factor 21
Gene Aliases: FGF21; UNQ3115/PRO10196
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9NSA1
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 26291