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Substance Name: Connective tissue growth factor
RN: 139568-91-5


  • A CCN protein family member that regulates a variety of extracellular functions including CELL ADHESION; CELL MIGRATION; and EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX synthesis. It is found in hypertrophic CHONDROCYTES where it may play a role in CHONDROGENESIS and endochondral ossification.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Connective tissue growth factor

MeSH Heading

  • Connective tissue growth factor


  • CTGF
  • Igfbp-8
  • Insulin-like-growth factor protein 8

Systematic Name

  • Connective tissue growth factor (human clone DB60R32 precursor protein moiety reduced)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 139568-91-5

System Generated Number

  • 0139568915