FGFR3

(redirected from Fibroblast growth factor receptor-3)

FGFR3

A gene located on chromosome 4p16.3, which encodes fibroblast growth-factor receptor 3, one of the mitogenic signalling molecules with roles in angiogenesis, wound healing, cell migration, neural outgrowth and embryonic development.

Molecular pathology
Mutations are linked to achondroplasia, craniosynostosis and multiple forms of skeletal dysplasia. It is up-regulated in cell transformation and some cancers.
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It is caused by mutations in the FGFR3 (fibroblast growth factor receptor-3) gene.

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