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BMP8B

Official Full Name
bone morphogenetic protein 8b
Background
The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of secreted signaling molecules that can induce ectopic bone growth. Many BMPs are part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) superfamily. BMPs were originally identified by an ability of demineralized bone extract to induce endochondral osteogenesis in vivo in an extraskeletal site. Based on its expression early in embryogenesis, the BMP encoded by this gene has a proposed role in early development. In addition, the fact that this BMP is closely related to BMP5 and BMP7 has led to speculation of possible bone inductive activity.
Synonyms
BMP8B; bone morphogenetic protein 8b; BMP8, bone morphogenetic protein 8 (osteogenic protein 2); OP 2; osteogenic protein 2; BMP-8; BMP-8B; BMP8B_HUMAN; Bone morphogenetic protein 8; OP-2; OP2; OTTHUMP00000010836; bone morphogenetic protein 8 (osteogenic protein 2); dJ118J21.1 (bone morphogenetic protein 8 (osteogenic protein 2)); BMP8

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