Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation, and cell differentiation. Required for normal ear development. Defects in FGF3 are a cause of deafness with labyrinthine aplasia, microtia and microdontia (LAMM); also known as congenital deafness with inner ear agenesis, microtia and microdontia. LAMM consists of a unique autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by type I microtia, microdontia, and profound congenital deafness associated with a complete absence of inner ear structures (Michel aplasia). Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Oncoprotein; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide