BMP7


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BMP7

A gene on chromosome 20q13 that encodes bone morphogenetic protein-7, which plays a key role in cartilage formation, osteoblast differentiation, renal development and repair, and induces the production of SMAD1.
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GDF11, GDF8, inhibin and BMP7 were selected and sequences of ten same animals for each family were retrieved from GenPept.
Gorilla gorilla gorilla of both inhibin and BMP7 groups has displayed some interesting observation as it is emerging out from rest of its respective clades and showing its distant evolutionary relationships with other proteins of its class.
Cultivating hepatocytes on printed arrays of HGF and BMP7 to characterize protective effects of these growth factors during in vitro alcohol injury.
University of Amsterdam researchers found BMP7 expressed in mechanical loading, connecting weight-bearing to increased bone strength.
BMP7s are also expressed in cancer, and they inhibit vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries.
The clinical studies performed to date may suggest that BMP2 or BMP7 may be helpful, but definitive data is lacking.
Studies have shown that human BMP7 generated by recombinant DNA technology can induce ectopic cartilage and bone formation (1), (3), (4).
BMP7 is a podocyte survival factor and rescues podocytes from diabetic injury.