Published in Cancer Weekly, June 17th, 2003
According to published research from Japan, "transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a potent growth inhibitor of most types of cells; therefore, perturbations of TGF-beta signaling are believed to result in progression of various tumors. On the other hand, TGF-beta has been shown to act as an oncogenic cytokine through induction of extracellular matrices, angiogenesis, and immune suppression."
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