The bright and the dark sides of activin in wound healing and cancer.

  title={The bright and the dark sides of activin in wound healing and cancer.},
  author={Maria A Antsiferova and Sabine Werner},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={125 Pt 17},
Activin was initially described as a protein that stimulates release of follicle stimulating hormone from the pituitary, and it is well known for its important roles in different reproductive functions. In recent years, this multifunctional factor has attracted the attention of researchers in other fields, as new functions of activin in angiogenesis, inflammation, immunity, fibrosis and cancer have been discovered. Studies from our laboratory have identified activin as a crucial regulator of… CONTINUE READING
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