transforming growth factor(redirected from Transforming growth factor receptor)
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 factorAny 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
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.