Transforming growth factor-beta in development and disease

Academic Article


  • The transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily consists of multifunctional peptides that control many aspects of cell growth and differentiation. Because of the multifunctional nature of the TGF-betas, an understanding of the mechanism of TGF-beta action should provide significant information regarding the pathogenesis of many diseases. This review will focus on the role and mechanisms of TGF-beta signaling in the mammary gland, skin, lung, and skeleton and will discuss how alterations in TGF-beta signaling may result in disease.
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  • 205
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  • 218
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  • 16