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transforming growth factors


Definition: two polypeptide growth factors; TGF-a stimulates growth of many epidermal and epithelial cells and is obtained from conditioned media of transformed or tumor cells; TGF-ß is obtained from kidney and platelets and controls proliferation and differentiation in many cell types.

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