FGF2 | Basic fibroblast growth factor
IMS01-138-313 | Clonality: Polyclonal | Host: Hen | Reactivity: Human
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purified full length native protein UniProt:P09038
Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF2) is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members bind heparin and possess broad mitogenic and angiogenic activities. FGF2 is involved in diverse biological processes, such as limb and nervous system development, wound healing, and tumor growth. FGF2 mRNA contains multiple polyadenylation sites, and is alternatively translated from AUG and non-AUG (CUG) initiation codons resulting in five different isoforms with distinct properties. The CUG-initiated isoforms are localized in the nucleus and are responsible for the intracrine effect, whereas the AUG-initiated form is mostly cytosolic and is responsible for the paracrine and autocrine effects of this FGF.