transforming growth factor

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transforming growth factor (TGF)

a group of proteins produced by the cells of a tumor that, when inoculated into a normal cell culture, causes a disorderly increase in the number of cells in the culture.

transforming growth factor

Any of a group of distinct polypeptides that have been isolated from virus-transformed rodent cells, which are capable of altering a cell's phenotype, causing fibroblasts to lose anchorage-dependence and stimulating angiogenesis

transforming growth factor (TGF),

n a group of proteins produced by cells of a tumor that, when inoculated into a normal cell culture, causes a disorderly increase in the number of cells in the culture.

transforming growth factor

one of the three growth factors released by platelets when they undergo the release reaction; plays a part in stimulating endothelial proliferation and repair of vascular smooth muscle.
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Expression of growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor [alpha] (TGF[alpha]), fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and growth factor receptors such as epidermal growth factor receptor 1/2 and transforming growth factor receptor (TGFR) [beta] is also increased (Ghaneh et al.
The present Competitive Intelligence Report about TGF-R agonists and antagonists provides a competitor evaluation in the field of transforming growth factor receptor (TGF-R) or TGF targeting molecules for tissue healing or treatment of cancer and fibrotic diseases of lung, skin or kidney as of November 2009.

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