Bone morphogenetic proteins
What are Bone morphogenetic proteins?
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are signaling molecules and most are a part of the Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGFβ) family of proteins. BMPs have an important role in bone and cartilage formation, and embryogenesis. Misregulation of the BMP signaling system results in some cancers and medical conditions.
There have been many types of BMPs discovered, each one having known functions and a specific gene locus.
BMP2 have been approved for use for specific bone conditions to increase bone growth.
There are no drugs in this category. Some medications may have been reclassified. See metabolic agents.