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Tumour angiogenesis factor

tumour angiogenesis factor

(Science: growth factor) substance released from a tumour that promotes vascularisation of the mass of neoplastic cells. Once a tumour becomes vascularised, it will grow more rapidly and is more likely to metastasise. TAF is almost certainly more than one substance.

See: angiogenin.

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... In vivo, they release some cytokin e.g. TGF (tumour growth factor) and TAF (tumour angiogenesis factor) to facilitate new blood vessels which bring ...

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: growth of cancer cells
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