Glossary — Transforming Growth Factor Beta 3 (TGFb-3)

Transforming Growth Factor Beta 3 (TGFb-3)

Transforming Growth Factor Beta 3 (TGFb-3)

Transforming Growth Factor Beta 3 (TGFb-3) — My new personal favorite protein (encoded by the TGFB3 gene) is making waves in skincare in the field of wound healing. (See microneedling and microchanneling). TGF-beta 3 enhances glycosaminoglycan production by mesenchymal stromal cells and stimulates scar-free healing. In the following study, Occleston, Nicholas & Laverty, Hugh & O'Kane, Sharon & Ferguson, Mark. (2008). “Prevention and reduction of scarring in the skin by Transforming Growth Factor beta 3 (TGFbeta3): from laboratory discovery to clinical pharmaceutical,” Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition. 19. 1047-63. 10.1163/156856208784909345, it was found: “We have identified Transforming Growth Factor...

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