Name

FGF8 Gene

fibroblast growth factor 8 (androgen-induced)

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 is known to be a factor that supports androgen and anchorage independent growth of mammary tumor cells. Overexpression of this gene has been shown to increase tumor growth and angiogensis. The adult expression of this gene is restricted to testes and ovaries. Temporal and spatial pattern of this gene expression suggests its function as an embryonic epithelial factor. Studies of the mouse and chick homologs revealed roles in midbrain and limb development, organogenesis, embryo gastrulation and left-right axis determination. The alternative splicing of this gene results in four transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

fgf8 Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term fgf8 in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

FGF8 Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for FGF8 from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.

fgf8signaling Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term fgf8signaling in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

fgf8b Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term fgf8b in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.