follistatin


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fol·li·stat·in

(fol'i-stat'in), [MIM*136470]
A peptide synthesized by granulosa cells in response to FSH that suppresses FSH activity, probably by binding activins.
[follicle + -stat + -in]

fol·li·stat·in

(fol'i-stat'in)
A peptide synthesized by granulosa cells in response to FSH, which suppresses FSH activity, probably by binding activins.
[follicle + -stat + -in]

follistatin

(fŏl″ĭs-tă′tĭn) [ folli(cle) + ″]
A protein that regulates the actions of activins in the body. It antagonizes the effects of many members of the transforming growth factor family of cytokines. One function of follistatin is to decrease the secretion of FSH.

follistatin

a gonadal peptide hormone isolated from the ovarian follicular fluid. Suppresses FSH secretion.
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ACE-083, a therapeutic candidate based on the naturally-occurring protein follistatin, which utilizes the "Myostatin+" approach to inhibit multiple TGF-beta ligands, is designed to have a concentrated effect along targeted muscles to maximize growth and strength selectively in the muscles into which the drug is administered.
Inhibin, activin, follistatin and FSH serum levels and testicular production are highly modulated during the first spermatogenic wave in mice.
Follistatin and FGF are also involved in the development of exocrine pancreatic progenitors (47).
Interestingly, we still found several skin stem cell markers expressed at lower levels in regenerating velvet, including integrin alpha 6/CD49f, CD200, follistatin, tenascin, YAP1, and the general stem cell marker, CD34 (Blanpain and Fuchs, 2006).
Myostatin and follistatin expression in skeletal muscles of rats with chronic heart failure," International Journal of Experimental Pathology, vol.
Amygdalin isolated from Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) extracts induces the expression of follistatin in HepG2 and C2C12 cell lines.
The expression of Bone morphogenetic transforming growth factors fibroblast growth factors activin follistatin are associated with morphogenesis.
Follistatin complexes Myostatin and antagonizes Myostatin-mediated inhibition of myogenesis.
Following issuance, the US Patent entitled, "Process for Producing a Composition Containing Active Follistatin," will provide intellectual property protection for making the key ingredient in the company's core commercial muscle health products and carries a patent term through early 2033.
The BMP antagonists follistatin and gremlin in normal and early osteoarthritic cartilage: an immunohistochemical study.
Total RNA of the somites was extracted and RT-PCR carried out with specific primers of cerberus, chordin, FGF8, follistatin and noggin.