FGF6

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FGF6

A gene on chromosome 12p13 that encodes fibroblast growth factor 6 of the FGF family, which bind heparin and have a broad range of cellular activities, including cell survival, division, differentiation and migration, embryonic development, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumour growth and invasion. FGF6 is required for normal muscle regeneration, and is also involved in angogenesis and myogenesis. FGF6 interacts with FGF receptors FGFR1, -2 and -4.