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Bmp6

Official Full Name
bone morphogenetic protein 6
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 lead to speculation of possible bone inductive activity.
Synonyms
BMP6; bone morphogenetic protein 6; vegetal related growth factor (TGFB related) , VGR; VGR1; BMP-6; BMP6_HUMAN; Bone Morphogenic Protein 6; Decapentaplegic vegetal related; DVR6; HGNC:12686; TGFB related vegetal related growth factor; Transforming growth factor beta; Vegetal related (TGFB related) cytokine; Vg related sequence; VG-1-R; VG-1-related protein; VGR-1; OTTHUMP00000016006; Vg1-related sequence; vegetal-related (TGFB related) cytokine; vegetal related growth factor (TGFB-related); VGR; zgc:113595

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