Bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP2)

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Molecular model of bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP2). This protein has many functions including the stimulation of bone formation. Statins - drugs usually used to lower cholesterol levels - have been found to induce the production of BMP2 and hence the formation of new bone.

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