FGFR1

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FGFR1

A gene on chromosome 8p12 that encodes fibroblast growth factor receptor-1, which has an extracellular region composed of 3 immunoglobulin-like domains, a single hydrophobic membrane-spanning segment and a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domain. Binding of a ligand unleashes a cascade of downstream signals that impact on mitogenesis and differentiation.

Molecular pathology
FGFR1 mutations are associated with inherited syndromes (e.g., Antley-Bixler syndrome, autosomal dominant Kallmann syndrome 2, Jackson-Weiss syndrome, osteoglophonic dysplasia and Pfeiffer syndrome), as well as myeloproliferative disorders and stem cell leukaemia lymphoma syndrome.
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This collection of articles addresses new and promising research into the molecular pathogenesis and physiology of AML, including information on drug resistance transporters and DNA damage response, new molecular therapies such as FLT2 and the modulation of gene expression, and molecular therapeutics of AML in selected target approaches.