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Fibroblast Growth Factors MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fibroblast Growth Factors
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.624
D12.776.467.624
D23.529.624
Unique ID
D005346
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005346
Scope Note
A family of small polypeptide growth factors that share several common features including a strong affinity for HEPARIN, and a central barrel-shaped core region of 140 amino acids that is highly homologous between family members. Although originally studied as proteins that stimulate the growth of fibroblasts this distinction is no longer a requirement for membership in the fibroblast growth factor family.
Entry Term(s)
DNA Synthesis Factor
Fibroblast Growth Factor
Fibroblast Growth Regulatory Factor
Registry Number
62031-54-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Fibroblast growth factor
NLM Classification #
QU 107
Previous Indexing
Fibroblasts (1974-1983)
Growth Substances (1974-1983)
Mitogens (1974-1983)
Nerve Tissue Proteins (1974-1983)
Peptides (1974-1983)
Pituitary Hormones (1974-1983)
See Also
Receptors, Fibroblast Growth Factor
Public MeSH Note
2001; see FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 1984-2001
History Note
2001(1984)
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1983/05/31
Revision Date
2006/07/05
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