transforming growth factor beta

(redirected from transforming growth factor b)

trans·form·ing growth fac·tor β (TGFβ),

a regulatory cytokine that has multifunctional properties that can enhance or inhibit many cellular functions, including interfering with the production of other cytokines and enhancing collagen deposition. It exists in multiple subtypes and is produced by platelets and macrophages but can be made by many other cell types.
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