FGFR2 gene

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A gene that makes a protein that is involved in cell division, cell maturation, formation of new blood vessels, wound healing, and bone growth and development. A mutation (change) in the FGFR2 gene may cause the FGFR2 protein to become overactive in certain bone disorders, genetic conditions, and cancers. Also called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2019-10-08 Date last modified: 2020-12-02