"Follistatin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A broadly distributed protein that binds directly to ACTIVINS. It functions as an activin antagonist, inhibits FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretion, regulates CELL DIFFERENTIATION, and plays an important role in embryogenesis. Follistatin is a single glycosylated polypeptide chain of approximately 37-kDa and is not a member of the inhibin family (INHIBINS). Follistatin also binds and neutralizes many members of the TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA family.
- Activin-Binding Protein
- Activin Binding Protein
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Follistatin" by people in Profiles.
Manichaikul A, Peres LC, Wang XQ, Barnard ME, Chyn D, Sheng X, Du Z, Tyrer J, Dennis J, Schwartz AG, Cote ML, Peters E, Moorman PG, Bondy M, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Terry P, Alberg AJ, Bandera EV, Funkhouser E, Wu AH, Pearce CL, Pike M, Setiawan VW, Haiman CA, Palmer JR, LeMarchand L, Wilkens LR, Berchuck A, Doherty JA, Modugno F, Ness R, Moysich K, Karlan BY, Whittemore AS, McGuire V, Sieh W, Lawrenson K, Gayther S, Sellers TA, Pharoah P, Schildkraut JM. Identification of novel epithelial ovarian cancer loci in women of African ancestry. Int J Cancer. 2020 06 01; 146(11):2987-2998.
Dukes A, Davis C, El Refaey M, Upadhyay S, Mork S, Arounleut P, Johnson MH, Hill WD, Isales CM, Hamrick MW. The aromatic amino acid tryptophan stimulates skeletal muscle IGF1/p70s6k/mTor signaling in vivo and the expression of myogenic genes in vitro. Nutrition. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(7-8):1018-24.
Bowser M, Herberg S, Arounleut P, Shi X, Fulzele S, Hill WD, Isales CM, Hamrick MW. Effects of the activin A-myostatin-follistatin system on aging bone and muscle progenitor cells. Exp Gerontol. 2013 Feb; 48(2):290-7.
Bradshaw AD. Diverse biological functions of the SPARC family of proteins. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2012 Mar; 44(3):480-8.
Belecky-Adams TL, Scheurer D, Adler R. Activin family members in the developing chick retina: expression patterns, protein distribution, and in vitro effects. Dev Biol. 1999 Jun 01; 210(1):107-23.