FGF13

(redirected from Fibroblast growth factor homologous factor 2)

FGF13

A gene on chromosome Xq26.3 that encodes fibroblast growth factor 13 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. FGF13’s function is unknown; it is thought to play a role in nervous system development and function.

Molecular pathology
FXF13 is a candidate gene for Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome.
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