Sequence of this protein is as follows: MWVTKLLPAL LLQHVLLHLL LLPIAIPYAE GQRKRRNTIH EFKKSAKTTL IKIDPALKIK TKKVNTADQC ANRCTRNKGL PFTCKAFVFD KARKQCLWFP FNSMSSGVKK EFGHEFDLYE NKDYIRNCII GKGRSYKGTV SITKSGIKCQ PWSSMIPHEH SFLPSSYRGK DLQENYCRNP RGEEGGPWCF TSNPEVRYEV CDIPQCSEVE CMTCNGESYR GLMDHTESGK ICQRWDHQTP HRHKFLPERY PDKGFDDNYC RNPDGQPRPW CYTLDPHTRW EYCAIKTCAD NTMNDTDVPL ETTECIQGQG EGYRGTVNTI WNGIPCQRWD SQYPHEHDMT PENFKCKDLR ENYCRNPDGS ESPWCFTTDP NIRVGYCSQI PNCDMSHGQD CYRGNGKNYM GNLSQTRSGL TCSMWDKNME DLHRHIFWEP DASKLNENYC RNPDDDAHGP WCYTGNPLIP WDYCPISRCE GDTTPTIVNL DHPVISCAKT KQLRVVNGIP TRTNIGWMVS LRYRNKHICG GSLIKESWVL TARQCFPSRD LKDYEAWLGI HDVHGRGDEK CKQVLNVSQL VYGPEGSDLV LMKLARPAVL DDFVSTIDLP NYGCTIPEKT SCSVYGWGYT GLINYDGLLR VAHLYIMGNE KCSQHHRGKV TLNESEICAG AEKIGSGPCE GDYGGPLVCE QHKMRMVLGV IVPGRGCAIP NRPGIFVRVA YYAKWIHKII LTYKVPQS
Hepatocyte growth factor regulates cell growth, cell motility, and morphogenesis by activating a tyrosine kinase signaling cascade after binding to the proto-oncogenic c-Met receptor. Hepatocyte growth factor is secreted by mesenchymal cells and acts as a multi-functional cytokine on cells of mainly epithelial origin. Its ability to stimulate mitogenesis, cell motility, and matrix invasion gives it a central role in angiogenesis, tumorogenesis, and tissue regeneration. It is secreted as a single inactive polypeptide and is cleaved by serine proteases into a 69-kDa alpha-chain and 34-kDa beta-chain. A disulfide bond between the alpha and beta chains produces the active, heterodimeric molecule. The protein belongs to the plasminogen subfamily of S1 peptidases but has no detectable protease activity. Alternative splicing of this gene produces multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.
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Protein Aliases: fibroblast-derived tumor cytotoxic factor; Hepatocyte growth factor; hepatocyte growth factor (hepapoietin A; scatter factor); Hepatocyte growth factor alpha chain; Hepatocyte growth factor beta chain; Hepatopoeitin A; Hepatopoietin-A; HepatopoietinA; lung fibroblast-derived mitogen; Scatter factor; SF
Gene Aliases: C230052L06Rik; DFNB39; F-TCF; HGF; HGF/SF; HGFB; HPTA; NK1; NK2; SF; SF/HGF
Molecular Function: serine protease