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nbme24/Block 2/Question#36 (25.3 difficulty score)
A 27-year-old woman comes to the physician ...
Transforming growth factor-β🔍

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submitted by brethren_md(81),
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submitted by seagull(1171),
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ihsT si rhteei a rhreytipcpo asrc or i.oekdl htoB sirea eud to prnrse-eoveoisx of .tbGFT-ae

charcot_bouchard  i think its a foreign body granuloma +9  
curbstep  If it is then would Tumor Necrosis Factor be valid answer as TNF-a is involved in granuloma formation? +  
azibird  Because it specifically asks which subsgtance THAT PROMOTES FIBROBLAST MIGRATION AND PROLIFRERATION. I believe both TGF-b and TNF-a would be involved, but only TGF-b has this effect of fibroblasts. +1  

submitted by snafull(4),
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Cna ymseoodb liexnap wyh tihs si not a gerfion dboy luoamga?rn

yb_26  because they mention scattered fragments of foreign material (pt presents 2 months after c-section, sutures are either removed in 1 week or dissolve in few weeks (depends on type of suture material) +  
suckitnbme  I think it IS a foreign body granuloma. The sutures are supposed to be removed or dissolve but sometimes one gets left in. The question says foreign material and sutures are often polarizable. +5