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Aliases for FGF17 Gene

Aliases for FGF17 Gene

  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 17 2 3
  • FGF-17 3 4
  • HH20 3 6
  • FGF-13 3

External Ids for FGF17 Gene

Summaries for FGF17 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FGF17 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. Member of the FGF family possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities, and are involved in a variety of biological processes including embryonic development cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. This protein is expressed during embryogenesis and in the adult cerebellum and cortex and may be essential for vascular growth and normal brain development. Mutations in this gene are the cause of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 20 with or without anosmia. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]

GeneCards Summary for FGF17 Gene

FGF17 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 17) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FGF17 include hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 20 with or without anosmia and normosmic congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and PI-3K cascade. GO annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and type 2 fibroblast growth factor receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is FGF18.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FGF17 Gene

  • Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development and as signaling molecule in the induction and patterning of the embryonic brain. Required for normal brain development.

Gene Wiki entry for FGF17 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FGF17 Gene

Genomics for FGF17 Gene

Genomic Location for FGF17 Gene

22,042,398 bp from pter
22,048,809 bp from pter
6,412 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for FGF17 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for FGF17 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FGF17 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FGF17 Gene

Proteins for FGF17 Gene

  • Protein details for FGF17 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Fibroblast growth factor 17
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7ZLG4
    • Q2M2W1

    Protein attributes for FGF17 Gene

    216 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    24891 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with FGFR3 and FGFR4.

    Alternative splice isoforms for FGF17 Gene


neXtProt entry for FGF17 Gene

Proteomics data for FGF17 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FGF17 Gene

Other Protein References for FGF17 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FGF17 Gene

Domains for FGF17 Gene

Protein Domains for FGF17 Gene


  • Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.:
    • O60258
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No data available for Gene Families for FGF17 Gene

Function for FGF17 Gene

Molecular function for FGF17 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: fibroblast growth factor 17,secreted signaling molecule in the induction and patterning of the embryonic brain
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development and as signaling molecule in the induction and patterning of the embryonic brain. Required for normal brain development.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FGF17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005105 type 1 fibroblast growth factor receptor binding IDA 16384934
GO:0005111 type 2 fibroblast growth factor receptor binding IDA 16384934
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IEA --
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Phenotypes for FGF17 Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for FGF17:
inferred from 1 alleles
GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for FGF17:
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Animal Models for FGF17 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FGF17:

miRNA for FGF17 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target FGF17

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for FGF17 Gene

Localization for FGF17 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FGF17 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FGF17 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FGF17 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FGF17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space TAS 9514906
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Pathways for FGF17 Gene

SuperPathways for FGF17 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts
2 PI-3K cascade
3 Signaling by FGFR
4 FGFR ligand binding and activation
5 GPCR Pathway
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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FGF17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 9514906
GO:0007173 epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway TAS --
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling TAS 9514906
GO:0007399 nervous system development TAS 9514906
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IEA --
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Transcripts for FGF17 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FGF17 Gene

Unigene Clusters for FGF17 Gene

Fibroblast growth factor 17:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FGF17 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c
SP1: - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - -

Relevant External Links for FGF17 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FGF17 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FGF17 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FGF17 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (12.3), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (10.1), and Brain - Cortex (4.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for FGF17 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FGF17 Gene Hs.248192

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FGF17 Gene

Tissue specificity: Preferentially expressed in the embryonic brain
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Orthologs for FGF17 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FGF17 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FGF17 36
  • 99.38 (n)
  • 100 (a)
FGF17 37
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FGF17 37
  • 74 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FGF17 36
  • 93.67 (n)
  • 98.61 (a)
FGF17 37
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fgf17 36
  • 91.51 (n)
  • 98.61 (a)
Fgf17 16
Fgf17 37
  • 99 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FGF17 37
  • 96 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FGF17 37
  • 86 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fgf17 36
  • 91.05 (n)
  • 98.61 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.29087 36
fgf17 36
  • 75.67 (n)
  • 75.86 (a)
fgf17 37
  • 66 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 37
  • 13 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FGF17:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for FGF17 Gene

Gene Tree for FGF17 (if available)
Gene Tree for FGF17 (if available)

Paralogs for FGF17 Gene

Paralogs for FGF17 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for FGF17 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for FGF17 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FGF17 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs747801 -- 22,040,962(+) CAGGG(A/G)GAAAG upstream-variant-2KB
rs900779 -- 22,043,246(+) GTGCA(A/G)GGGAC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs900780 -- 22,043,572(+) GTCCT(C/T)CTCGC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs900781 -- 22,043,573(+) TCCTT(C/T)TCGCC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs936727 -- 22,043,416(+) TGGGT(C/T)TCTGC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FGF17 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
essv19243 CNV CNV 17122850
essv21913 CNV CNV 17122850
dgv7756n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv831263 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv528590 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv7757n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv890654 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv465613 CNV Loss 19166990

Relevant External Links for FGF17 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for FGF17 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for FGF17 Gene (603725)


  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 20 with or without anosmia (HH20) [MIM:615270]: A disorder characterized by absent or incomplete sexual maturation by the age of 18 years, in conjunction with low levels of circulating gonadotropins and testosterone and no other abnormalities of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. In some cases, it is associated with non-reproductive phenotypes, such as anosmia, cleft palate, and sensorineural hearing loss. Anosmia or hyposmia is related to the absence or hypoplasia of the olfactory bulbs and tracts. Hypogonadism is due to deficiency in gonadotropin-releasing hormone and probably results from a failure of embryonic migration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-synthesizing neurons. In the presence of anosmia, idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is referred to as Kallmann syndrome, whereas in the presence of a normal sense of smell, it has been termed normosmic idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (nIHH). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23643382}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting distinct genetic loci, including the gene represented in this entry. Some patients carrying mutations in FGF17 also have a mutation in another HH-associated gene including FGFR1, HS6ST1 and FLRT3 (PubMed:23643382). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23643382}.

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for FGF17 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
benign prostatic hyperplasia 44.6 1

Relevant External Links for FGF17

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for FGF17 Gene

  1. Structure and expression of a novel fibroblast growth factor, FGF-17, preferentially expressed in the embryonic brain. (PMID: 9514906) Hoshikawa M. … Itoh N. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1998) 2 3 4 23
  2. Genomic structure, mapping, activity and expression of fibroblast growth factor 17. (PMID: 10381577) Xu J. … Ornitz D.M. (Mech. Dev. 1999) 3 23
  3. Identification and characterization of a novel member of the fibroblast growth factor family. (PMID: 9751161) Greene J.M. … Alderson R.F. (Eur. J. Neurosci. 1998) 2 3
  4. FGF17 is an autocrine prostatic epithelial growth factor and is upregulated in benign prostatic hyperplasia. (PMID: 15129425) Polnaszek N. … Ittmann M. (Prostate 2004) 3 23
  5. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark H.F. … Gray A.M. (Genome Res. 2003) 3 4

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