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TGF-beta

transforming growth factor beta; a growth factor synthesized by skeletal cells; found in most species.
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Abrogation of TGF beta signaling in mammary carcinomas recruits Gr-l+CDllb+ myeloid cells that promote metastasis.
The cancer immunotherapies will be developed and commercialised by using Rigel's small molecule TGF beta receptor kinase inhibitors range.
Once activated, TGF beta protein stimulates cells called myofibroblasts to produce excess collagen, which is a principle component of scars.
Macrophages that have ingested apoptotic cells in vitro inhibit proinflammatory cytokine production through autocrine/paracrine mechanisms involving TGF beta, PGE2, and PAF.
It turns out that losartan, and likely other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), effectively reduce TGF beta signaling and in the mouse model can prevent--and even reverse--aortic root dilation.
Both ascorbate and TGF beta 1 increase total collagen biosynthesis at least two-fold by one week after tissue formation.
TGF beta 1 and TGF beta 2 are potential growth regulators for low-grade and malignant gliomas in vitro: evidence in support of an autocrine hypothesis.
The researchers had suspected that destabilized microtubules trigger a process that activates the protein TGF beta, a growth factor that stimulates cells to produce excess collagen.
The peptide angiotensin not only raises blood pressure but also activates the immunological messenger substance TGF beta on a previously unknown communication pathway in the brain, found study conducted by Stanford Professor Lawrence Steinman along with Heidelberg's Dr.
If T-cells create tolerance by secreting TGF BEta, then the road to a therapy for people might be smoother, Weiner thinks.