Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF-21)

Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 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. FGF21 stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes via the induction of glucose transporter SLC2A1/GLUT1 expression (but not SLC2A4/GLUT4 expression).

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: Q9NSA1


Publications
Biomarkers of rapid chronic kidney disease progression in type 2 diabetes (2015) Looker HC, Colombo M, Hess S, Brosnan MJ, Farran B, Dalton RN, Wong MC, Turner C, Palmer CNA, Nogceke E, Groop L, Salomaa V, Dunger DB, Agakov F, McKeigue PM, Colhoun HM Kidney International