GDF.ah.7

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GDF.ah.7

A gene on chromosome 2p24.1 that encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family of secreted signalling molecules, which regulate diverse processes in growth, repair and embryonic development, and may provide an inductive signal from the roof plate for specifying the neuronal identity in the dorsal spinal cord.
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Research published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience indicates that OP-1 (also known as BMP-7), BMP-6 and GDF-7 play key roles in initiating the differentiation of non-committed neural progenitor cells into functional neurons, Creative BioMolecules, Inc.
In the study, scientists treated undifferentiated neural progenitor cells with BMP-7, BMP-6 or GDF-7.