Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Regulation and function of TGF-ß signals during early embryogenesi
Epigenetik (Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein)
MPI für Immunbiologie, Freiburg
SummaryAbstract Proteins of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-ß) family regulate a plethora of cellular processes. TGF-ß proteins regulate cellular differentiation as well as proliferation and mutations in the TGF-ß signal transduction pathway have been identified in various tumours. In addition, TGF-ß activity is of central importance for early embryonic development. Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology have identified new TGF-ß regulated genes that mediate TGF-ß activities during early embryonic development.