tumor angiogenesis factor


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tumor angiogenesis factor (TAF)

a protein that stimulates the formation of blood vessels in tumors. See also angiogenin.

tumor angiogenesis factor

Abbreviation: TAF
A protein in animal and human cancer tissue that in experimental studies appears to be essential to growth of the cancer. This factor is thought to act by stimulating the growth of new blood capillaries that supply the tumor with nutrients and remove waste products.
See also: factor