BackgroundFibroblast Growth Factor 12 (FGF-12) is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF-12 is probably involved in nervous system development and function. FGF-12 lacks the N-terminal signal sequence present in most of the FGF family members, but it contains clusters of basic residues that have been demonstrated to act as a nuclear localization signal. When transfectedinto mammalian cells, this protein accumulated in the nucleus, but was not secreted. The specific function of this gene has not yet been determined. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been reported.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM PB, 150mM NaCl, 5mM EDTA, pH 7.5.
ALTnamesFibroblast Growth Factor 12, FGF-12, Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factor 1, FHF-1, Myocyte-Activating Factor, FGF12, FGF12B, FHF1