transforming growth factor


transforming growth factor

noun

Definition of TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR

: any of a group of polypeptides that are secreted by a variety of cells (as monocytes, T cells, or blood platelets) and have diverse effects (as inducing angiogenesis, stimulating fibroblast proliferation, or inhibiting T cell proliferation) on the division and activity of cells—abbreviation TGF

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