fibroblast growth factor

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fibroblast growth factor

[¦fī·brō‚blast ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
(physiology)
A family of proteins important in the development of the nervous and skeletal systems.
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The researcher revealed that studies on mice and zebrafish had shown that retinoic acid suppresses the gene fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8) during the period when forelimb budding occurs, creating a suitable environment for the creation of forelimb buds.

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