FGF16 gene

fibroblast growth factor 16

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of a family of proteins that are involved in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. This gene is expressed in cardiac cells and is required for proper heart development. Mutation in this gene was also observed in individuals with metacarpal 4-5 fusion. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2014]

From UniProt:

Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation and cell differentiation, and is required for normal cardiomyocyte proliferation and heart development.

From UniProt:

Metacarpal 4-5 fusion (MF4): A rare congenital malformation of the hand characterized by the partial or complete fusion of the fourth and fifth metacarpals. The anomaly occurs as an isolated trait or part of a syndrome. [MIM:309630]

Cytogenetic Location: Xq21.1, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 21.1

Molecular Location: base pairs 77,447,675 to 77,456,522 on the X chromosome (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: Xq21.1, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 21.1
  • FGF-16
  • MF4