transforming growth factor alpha

trans·form·ing growth fac·tor α (TGFα),

a cytokine made by tumor and transformed cells that is associated with growth and differentiation. It is also made in normal tissues during embryogenesis and in certain adult tissues.
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2000), transforming growth factor alpha (Ojeda et al.
Growth factors also play a role, particularly estrogen and progesterone (which can independently affect the growth of breast cancer tumors), epithelial growth factor, transforming growth factor alpha, and others.
Transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) is expressed at the medial edge epithelium of fusing palatal shelves during craniofacial development.
The transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) gene is a well-studied candidate gene for oral clefting.
Lead researcher Magda Guerra-Crespo chronicles the success of a small protein called transforming growth factor alpha, which plays critical tissue-forming and developmental roles in humans from just after conception through birth and into old age.
Activation of the autocrine transforming growth factor alpha pathway in human squamous carcinoma cells.
Epidermal growth factor and transforming growth factor alpha concentrations in BPH and cancer of the prostate: their relationship with tissue androgen levels.
The researchers used their system to test the effects of cell-stimulating compounds such as epidermal growth factor, transforming growth factor alpha and transforming growth factor beta-1.
Endogenous factors--including epidermal growth factor, transforming growth factor alpha, insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, insulin-like growth factor-2, and glial cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)--have been shown to play roles in the renewal and repair of damaged populations of hair cells in the mammalian labyrinth.
They then spliced this altered gene to others coding either for a growth factor like transforming growth factor alpha (TGFa) or for interleukin-2 (IL-2).

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