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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“Transforming growth factor.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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