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Fgf18  -  fibroblast growth factor 18

Rattus norvegicus

Synonyms: FGF-18, Fibroblast growth factor 18
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  • RESULTS: Infusion of FGF18 produced dose-dependent reductions in infarct volumes and improvements in tests of reference and working memory, motor ability, and exploratory behavior [1].

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  1. Fibroblast growth factor-18 reduced infarct volumes and behavioral deficits after transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats. Ellsworth, J.L., Garcia, R., Yu, J., Kindy, M.S. Stroke (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. Fibroblast growth factor-18 stimulates chondrogenesis and cartilage repair in a rat model of injury-induced osteoarthritis. Moore, E.E., Bendele, A.M., Thompson, D.L., Littau, A., Waggie, K.S., Reardon, B., Ellsworth, J.L. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. Fibroblast growth factor 16 and 18 are expressed in human cardiovascular tissues and induce on endothelial cells migration but not proliferation. Antoine, M., Wirz, W., Tag, C.G., Gressner, A.M., Wycislo, M., Müller, R., Kiefer, P. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2006) [Pubmed]
  4. FGF-18 is a neuron-derived glial cell growth factor expressed in the rat brain during early postnatal development. Hoshikawa, M., Yonamine, A., Konishi, M., Itoh, N. Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res. (2002) [Pubmed]
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