BackgroundTransforming growth factor beta-2 (TGF-β2) is a secreted protein which belongs to the TGF-beta family. It is known as a cytokine that performs many cellular functions and has a vital role during embryonic development. The precursor is cleaved into mature TGF-beta-2 and LAP, which remains non-covalently linked to mature TGF-beta-2 rendering it inactive. It is an extracellular glycosylated protein. It is known to suppress the effects of interleukin dependent T-cell tumors. Defects in TGFB2 may be a cause of non-syndromic aortic disease (NSAD).
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 4 mM HCl.
ALTnamesTransforming growth factor beta-2,TGFB2,Polyergin,G-TSF,Glioblastoma-derived T-cell suppressor factor,Cetermin,BSC-1 cell growth inhibitor,TGF-beta-2