The Function of BMP4

Induces cartilage and bone formation. Also act in mesoderm induction, tooth development, limb formation and fracture repair. Acts in concert with PTHLH/PTHRP to stimulate ductal outgrowth during embryonic mammary development and to inhibit hair follicle induction.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Bone morphogenetic protein 4

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Bone morphogenetic protein 2B

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

BMP4 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase BMP4

Substances That Decrease BMP4

Advanced Summary

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity