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Aliases for FGF6 Gene

Aliases for FGF6 Gene

  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 6 2 3 5
  • Heparin Secretory-Transforming Protein 2 3 4
  • Heparin-Binding Growth Factor 6 3 4
  • HBGF-6 3 4
  • HSTF-2 3 4
  • FGF-6 3 4
  • HST-2 3 4
  • HST2 3 4
  • HSTF2 4

External Ids for FGF6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FGF6 Gene

  • GC12M004280
  • GC12M004435
  • GC12M004422
  • GC12M004543

Summaries for FGF6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FGF6 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members 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 gene displayed oncogenic transforming activity when transfected into mammalian cells. The mouse homolog of this gene exhibits a restricted expression profile predominantly in the myogenic lineage, which suggested a role in muscle regeneration or differentiation. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for FGF6 Gene

FGF6 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FGF6 include Apert Syndrome and Breast Cancer. Among its related pathways are Glioma and p70S6K Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and fibroblast growth factor receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is FGF22.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FGF6 Gene

  • Plays an important role in the regulation of cell proliferation, cell differentiation, angiogenesis and myogenesis, and is required for normal muscle regeneration.

Gene Wiki entry for FGF6 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FGF6 Gene

Genomics for FGF6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FGF6 Gene

Enhancers for FGF6 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around FGF6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FGF6 Gene

4,428,155 bp from pter
4,445,614 bp from pter
17,460 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FGF6 Gene

Genes around FGF6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FGF6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FGF6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FGF6 Gene

Proteins for FGF6 Gene

  • Protein details for FGF6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Fibroblast growth factor 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q0VAE1

    Protein attributes for FGF6 Gene

    208 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    22905 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with FGFR1, FGFR2 and FGFR4. Affinity between fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors is increased by heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycans that function as coreceptors.
    • Sequence=CAA40359.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=CAA40360.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for FGF6 Gene

Proteomics data for FGF6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FGF6 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 45
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for FGF6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for FGF6

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FGF6 Gene

Domains & Families for FGF6 Gene

Gene Families for FGF6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FGF6 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
  • Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
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Function for FGF6 Gene

Molecular function for FGF6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
fibroblast growth factor 6,basic,HST oncogene homolog,expressed during embryonic development and in adult testis,heart,skeletal muscle,mitogenic for fibroblasts and endothelial cells
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays an important role in the regulation of cell proliferation, cell differentiation, angiogenesis and myogenesis, and is required for normal muscle regeneration.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FGF6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005104 fibroblast growth factor receptor binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FGF6: view
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Animal Models for FGF6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FGF6:

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FGF6 Gene

Localization for FGF6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FGF6 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FGF6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FGF6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FGF6 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FGF6 Gene

SuperPathways for FGF6 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling
2 Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts
3 PI3K events in ERBB4 signaling
4 GPCR Pathway
5 SHC-mediated cascade-FGFR4
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SIGNOR curated interactions for FGF6 Gene


Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FGF6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000165 MAPK cascade TAS --
GO:0000186 activation of MAPKK activity TAS --
GO:0001502 cartilage condensation IEA --
GO:0007173 epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway TAS --
GO:0007264 small GTPase mediated signal transduction TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FGF6: view

Drugs & Compounds for FGF6 Gene

(1) Drugs for FGF6 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Heparin Approved, Investigational Pharma Antagonist 761,246
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with FGF6: view

Transcripts for FGF6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FGF6 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(3) Additional mRNA sequences :
(4) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(3) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for FGF6 Gene

Fibroblast growth factor 6:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FGF6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for FGF6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FGF6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FGF6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FGF6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (x50.3).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FGF6 Gene Hs.166015

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FGF6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Leukemia cell lines with platelet/ megakaryocytic differentiation potential.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with FGF6: view

Primer Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Protein tissue co-expression partners for FGF6 Gene

Orthologs for FGF6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FGF6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FGF6 35
  • 89.9 (n)
  • 92.79 (a)
FGF6 36
  • 93 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FGF6 35
  • 93.59 (n)
  • 95.67 (a)
FGF6 36
  • 96 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fgf6 35
  • 88.62 (n)
  • 93.27 (a)
Fgf6 16
Fgf6 36
  • 93 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FGF6 35
  • 99.04 (n)
  • 99.04 (a)
FGF6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fgf6 35
  • 89.74 (n)
  • 93.75 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FGF6 36
  • 80 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FGF6 36
  • 63 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FGF6 35
  • 65.21 (n)
  • 67.48 (a)
FGF6 36
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FGF6 36
  • 68 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fgf6 35
  • 65.95 (n)
  • 67.91 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fgf6a 36
  • 63 (a)
fgf6b 36
  • 64 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.125 36
  • 24 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FGF6:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for FGF6 Gene

Gene Tree for FGF6 (if available)
Gene Tree for FGF6 (if available)

Paralogs for FGF6 Gene

Paralogs for FGF6 Gene

(13) SIMAP similar genes for FGF6 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for FGF6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FGF6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs11613495 - 4,445,464(+) AGGGC(A/G)CCACC reference, missense
rs17183529 - 4,445,383(-) TCGCG(C/T)GGGGC reference, missense
rs7961645 - 4,434,321(+) ACAAG(A/T)CTGAC reference, missense
rs17183778 - 4,434,271(-) TAAAG(C/T)GGGGC reference, missense
rs2193647 -- 4,442,648(-) TTCTT(C/T)CCAGC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FGF6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv898616 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv585 CNV Loss 18451855
esv33276 CNV Gain 17666407

Variation tolerance for FGF6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 65% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.94; 74.53% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for FGF6 Gene

Disorders for FGF6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for FGF6 Gene - From: DISEASES and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
apert syndrome
  • acrocephalosyndactyly
breast cancer
  • breast cancer, invasive ductal
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search FGF6 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for FGF6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Tumor Gene Database (TGDB):
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with FGF6: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FGF6 Gene

Publications for FGF6 Gene

  1. Human hst-2 (FGF-6) oncogene: cDNA cloning and characterization. (PMID: 1549352) Iida S. … Terada M. (Oncogene 1992) 3 4 23 67
  2. Receptor specificity of the fibroblast growth factor family. The complete mammalian FGF family. (PMID: 16597617) Zhang X. … Ornitz D.M. (J. Biol. Chem. 2006) 2 3
  3. Increased expression of fibroblast growth factor 6 in human prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate cancer. (PMID: 10945637) Ropiquet F. … Ittmann M. (Cancer Res. 2000) 3 23
  4. Putative structure of the FGF6 gene product and role of the signal peptide. (PMID: 1886714) Coulier F. … Birnbaum D. (Oncogene 1991) 3 23
  5. Discovery of genetic biomarkers contributing to variation in drug response of cytidine analogues using human lymphoblastoid cell lines. (PMID: 24483146) Li L. … Wang L. (BMC Genomics 2014) 3

Products for FGF6 Gene

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