BMP6


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BMP6

A gene on chromosome 6p24-p23 that encodes bone morphogenetic protein-6, which has a role in early development and may have a role in bone induction.
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BMP1 - 8p21; BMP2 - 20p12; BMP3 - 14p22; BMP4 - 14q22-q23; BMP5 - 6p12,1; BMP6 - 6p12,1; BMP7 - 20q13; BMP8a - 1p35p32; BMP8b - 1p35-p32; BMP10 - 2p14; BMP15 - Xp11,2.
This factor is believed to be a protein called BMP6 or BMP7, members of a newly discovered family of axon guidance molecules.