External Ids for FGF21 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FGF21 Gene
Theis gene encodes 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. This protein is a secreted endocrine factor that functions as a major metabolic regulator. The encoded protein stimulates the uptake of glucose in adipose tissue. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]
GeneCards Summary for FGF21 Gene
FGF21 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 21) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FGF21 include Hepatocellular Clear Cell Carcinoma and Acquired Lipodystrophy. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and Ras signaling pathway. 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 FGF19.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FGF21 Gene
Stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes via the induction of glucose transporter SLC2A1/GLUT1 expression (but not SLC2A4/GLUT4 expression). Activity requires the presence of KLB.