FGF-3,HBGF-3,Fibroblast growth factor 3
Fibroblast growth factor 3 (FGF3), belonging to the family of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), regulates several developmental processes, including brain patterning, branching morphogenesis and limb development, by binding, dimerizing and activating cell surface FGF receptors (FGFRs). FGF/FGFR complexes have been demonstrated to act as driving oncogenes in certain types of cancer to maintain the malignant properties of tumor cells in a cell autonomous manner. According to previous studies, it is speculated that FGF3 is upregulated in breast cancer and accelerates tumor growth and angiogenesis. Consequently, FGF3 has been considered as a potential target for breast cancer therapy.
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