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Growth Factor TGF-Beta Repairs Heart Function in Mouse Model

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Two research teams tricked one of the body's growth factors into helping the heart repair itself after a heart attack, according to reports in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta is a cytokine, a protein that regulates immune response and mediates communication between cells.