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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
March 29, 2015
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