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What is the official name of the FGF10 gene?
The official name of this gene is “fibroblast growth factor 10.”
FGF10 is the gene's official symbol. The FGF10 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the FGF10 gene?
The FGF10 gene provides instructions for making a protein called fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10). This protein is part of a family of proteins called fibroblast growth factors that are involved in important processes such as cell division, regulation of cell growth and maturation, formation of blood vessels, wound healing, and development before birth. By attaching to another protein known as a receptor, the FGF10 protein triggers a cascade of chemical reactions inside the cell that signals the cell to undergo certain changes, such as maturing to take on specialized functions. During development before birth, the signals triggered by the FGF10 protein appear to stimulate cells to form the structures that make up the ears, skeleton, organs, and glands in the eyes and mouth.
How are changes in the FGF10 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the FGF10 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 5p13-p12
Molecular Location on chromosome 5: base pairs 44,303,541 to 44,389,780
The FGF10 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 5 between positions 13 and 12.
More precisely, the FGF10 gene is located from base pair 44,303,541 to base pair 44,389,780 on chromosome 5.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about FGF10?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about FGF10 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the FGF10 gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding FGF10?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
References (5 links)
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.