Transforming growth factor

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A cytokine that regulates many of the biological processes essential for embryo development and tissue homeostasis, and which therefore plays a role in tissue healing. The effects may differ depending on the tissue involved, e.g. transforming growth factor beta inhibits the proliferation of epithelial cells but stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts. (ICRP Publication 118, 2012)

ICRP Glossary entry - June 2019

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