Aliases for FGF9 Gene
External Ids for FGF9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FGF9 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 protein was isolated as a secreted factor that exhibits a growth-stimulating effect on cultured glial cells. In nervous system, this protein is produced mainly by neurons and may be important for glial cell development. Expression of the mouse homolog of this gene was found to be dependent on Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling. Mice lacking the homolog gene displayed a male-to-female sex reversal phenotype, which suggested a role in testicular embryogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FGF9 Gene
FGF9 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FGF9 include Multiple Synostoses Syndrome 3 and Multiple Synostoses Syndrome. 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 FGF20.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FGF9 Gene
Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and cell migration. May have a role in glial cell growth and differentiation during development, gliosis during repair and regeneration of brain tissue after damage, differentiation and survival of neuronal cells, and growth stimulation of glial tumors.