FGF -->
fibroblast growth factor
medical dictionary

<growth factor>

Acidic fibroblast growth factor (alpha FGF, HBGF 1) and basic FGF (beta FGF, HBGF 2) are the two founder members of a family of structurally related growth factors for mesodermal or neuroectodermal cells.

Synonyms: heparin binding growth factor.

Acronym: FGF

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)