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Fibroblast Growth Factors

A family of small polypeptide growth factors that share several common features including a strong affinity for HEPARIN, and a central barrel-shaped core region of 140 amino acids that is highly homologous between family members. Although originally studied as proteins that stimulate the growth of fibroblasts this distinction is no longer a requirement for membership in the fibroblast growth factor family.

Year introduced: 2001(1984)

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.624, D12.776.467.624, D23.529.624

MeSH Unique ID: D005346

Registry Number: 62031-54-3

Entry Terms:

  • Growth Factors, Fibroblast
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor
  • Growth Factor, Fibroblast
  • Fibroblast Growth Regulatory Factor
  • DNA Synthesis Factor

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