Aliases for FGF16 Gene
External Ids for FGF16 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FGF16 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FGF16 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of proteins that are involved in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. This gene is expressed in cardiac cells and is required for proper heart development. Mutation in this gene was also observed in individuals with metacarpal 4-5 fusion. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2014]
GeneCards Summary for FGF16 Gene
FGF16 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 16) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FGF16 include Metacarpal 4-5 Fusion and Deafness, Autosomal Recessive 71. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Signaling by FGFR2 in disease. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and fibroblast growth factor receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is FGF9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FGF16 Gene
Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation and cell differentiation, and is required for normal cardiomyocyte proliferation and heart development.