FGF-basic, Fibroblast Growth Factor-basic, murine (mouse): FGF basic (FGF-2, HBGF-2) is one of at least 22 mitogenic proteins of the FGF family, which show 35 - 60% amino acid conservation.
Unlike other FGFs, FGF acidic and basic lack signal peptides and are secreted by an alternate pathway. Storage pools within the cell or on cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG) are likely.
The predicted 17 kDa FGF basic isoform can be located in both the cytoplasm and the nucleus and is presumed to be the form secreted.
Transcription from alternate start sites produces 21 - 24 kDa forms found only in the nucleus.
High and low molecular weight human FGF basic targets the expression of different genes when expressed in NIH-3T3 cells., UnitProt ID: P15655