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GDF.af.5A gene on chromosome 20q11.2 that encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family, which regulates cell growth and differentiation in both embryonic and adult bone and cartilage.
GDF5 mutations are associated acromesomelic dysplasia, Hunter-Thompson type, brachydactyly, type C, and chondrodysplasia, Grebe type.
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