Bone morphogenetic protein-7 is an antagonist of transforming growth factor-beta2 in human trabecular meshwork cells.

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PURPOSE The increase in intraocular pressure in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) may involve transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta2 signaling, as TGF-beta2 is found in higher amounts than normal in the aqueous humor of patients with POAG. In vitro, TGF-beta2 causes an accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the trabecular meshwork (TM) and an… (More)

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