First immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR); member of the I-set of Ig superfamily (IgSF) domains
The members here are composed of the first immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR). Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) participate in morphogenesis, development, angiogenesis, and wound healing. These FGF-stimulated processes are mediated by four FGFR tyrosine kinases (FGRF1-4). FGFRs are comprised of an extracellular portion consisting of three Ig-like domains, a transmembrane helix, and a cytoplasmic portion having protein tyrosine kinase activity. The highly conserved Ig-like domains 2 and 3, and the linker region between D2 and D3 define a general binding site for all FGFs.