bone morphogenetic protein-3

bone morphogenetic protein-3

A protein encoded by BMP3 on chromosome 4q21, which belongs to the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) superfamily. It negatively regulates bone density, and antagonises osteogenic BMP induction of osteoprogenitor differentitation and ossification.
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