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Substance Name: Transforming growth factors
RN: 76057-06-2


  • Hormonally active polypeptides that can induce the transformed phenotype when added to normal, non-transformed cells. They have been found in culture fluids from retrovirally transformed cells and in tumor-derived cells as well as in non-neoplastic sources. Their transforming activities are due to the simultaneous action of two otherwise unrelated factors, TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR ALPHA and TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA.
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Transforming growth factors

MeSH Heading

  • Transforming growth factors


  • TGF (transforming growth factors)
  • Transforming animal growth substances
  • Transforming Growth Factor
  • Transforming growth factors

Systematic Names

  • Animal growth regulators, transforming growth factors
  • Animal growth substances, transforming
  • Transforming factor

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 76057-06-2

System Generated Number

  • 0076057062