transforming growth factor

  • TGF
German: transformierender Wachstumsfaktor
Japanese: 形質転換成長因子

Biochemistry. A growth factor belonging to the cytokines. TGF-alpha is secreted by tumor cells and stimulates the cell proliferation and the growth of vessels (vascularization). TGF-beta is secreted by many different cell types, mainly by thrombocytes, and stimulates wound healing.

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