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Formation of the structure of an organism or part; differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.

mor′pho·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), mor′pho·gen′ic adj.
mor′pho·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌmɔːfəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


1. (Biology) the development of form and structure in an organism during its growth from embryo to adult
2. (Biology) the evolutionary development of form in an organism or part of an organism
morphogenetic, ˌmorphoˈgenic adj


(ˌmɔr fəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the development of structural features of an organism or part.
mor`pho•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) mor`pho•gen′ic, adj.


the origin(s) of the various aspects of the form of an organism. Also called morphogeny. — morphogenetic, adj.
See also: Form
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Noun1.morphogenesis - differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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Fagman H, Nilsson M (2011) Morphogenetics of early thyroid development.
Morphology and morphogenetics are then discussed, again presenting several subjects that usually are not discussed until far more advanced study, if ever.
Adhesion molecules/ growth factors, including ciliary neurotropic factor (CNTF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM1), insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP4), and bone morphogenetics protein (BMP6), were also stimulated in the preeclamptic placenta (Fig.
4] Nonstandard abbreviations: 2D-PAGE, 2-dimension polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; MBL, mannose-binding lectin; TBS, tris-based saline; MCP, monocyte chemoattractant protein; MIG, monokine induced by gamma-interferon; MIP, macrophage inflammatory protein; TNF, tumor necrosis factor; TECK, thymus expressed chemokine; IFN, interferons; IL, interleukin; TGF, transforming growth factor; CNTF, ciliary neutropic factor; EGF, epidermal growth factor; ICAM, intercellular adhesion molecule; IGFBP, insulin-like growth factor binding proteins; BMP, bone morphogenetics protein.
Purification of bone morphogenetics protein derived from bovine matrix.
Initiation and promotion of bone differentiation by bone morphogenetics proteins.
Morphogenetic protein rhBMP-2 and new bone formation.
SUMMARY: This work aim to show by literature review the principal characteristics of morphogenetic proteins, in special of the rhBMP-2, with the major osteoinductive properties, presented in the prime works count from it discovery until actually, showing the most varieties and applications of this protein.
One decade ago, the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been identified and purified from human bone matrix (Bessho et al.
Thus, the aim of this work is to present, by a literature review, the principal characteristics of bone morphogenetic proteins, in special, the rhBMP-2, since its discovery until the present time, and describe the most varies uses of this protein.
The availability of recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins allowed proving osteoinductive properties of these proteins, as well as the detailed characterization of this activity in vivo.
Development of the recombinant human morphogenetic protein.