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bone morphogenetic proteins

 

Definition: a family of intracellular glycoproteins that induce new bone formation. These proteins influence bone remodeling, fracture healing, bone graft, integration and heterotopic calcification. Recombinant DNA technology has made BMPs available for various applications (spinal fusion, management of fractures).

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