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 gene was identified by its oncogenic transforming activity. This gene and FGF3, another oncogenic growth factor, are located closely on chromosome 11. Co-amplification of both genes was found in various kinds of human tumors. Studies on the mouse homolog suggested a function in bone morphogenesis and limb development through the sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathway.
FGF4; fibroblast growth factor 4; heparin secretory transforming protein 1 , HSTF1; HBGF 4; HST; HST 1; human stomach cancer; transforming factor from FGF related oncogene; K FGF; kaposi sarcoma oncogene; KFGF; transforming protein KS3; FGF-4; HSTF-1; onc; HBGF-4; heparin-binding growth factor 4; fibroblast growth factor 4 (heparin secretory transforming protein 1, Kaposi sarcoma oncogene)