growth factor


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growth factor

n.
A substance that affects the growth of a cell or an organism.

growth factor

n
(Biochemistry) any of several substances present in serum that induce growth of cells. Excessive amounts of growth factor may be associated with the production of cancer cells

growth′ fac`tor


n.
any of various proteins that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.growth factor - a protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
nerve growth factor, NGF - a protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells
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Both studies focused on the effects of a bone marrow growth factor administered to people with small-cell lung cancer.
To test that worrisome possibility, Epstein and Unger injured the leg arteries of dogs and exposed those vessels to FGE The growth factor triggered no abnormal growth of artery cells -- at least in this preliminary experiment.
Now, a simple test that measures the concentration of basic fibroblast growth factor in the urine may indicate a cancer's aggressiveness, according to a new study by Judah Folkman of Harvard Medical School in Boston and his colleagues,
Therapies that block tumor angiogenesis, specifically those that block vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the key initiator of tumor angiogenesis, recently have been validated in human cancer patients.
We have incorporated the Growth Factor in our Regeneration Serum and the recent studies solidify that we are truly bridging the gap between science and beauty.
ORF Genetics announced today that the company has added endotoxin- and animal-free human Fibroblast Growth Factor Basic (FGF basic) and mouse Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (mouse LIF) to its portfolio of growth factors for stem cell research.
platelet derived growth factor receptor protein which preferentially binds to the AA homodimer and AB heterodimer forms of platelet derived growth factor and also binds the BB homodimer at high affinity, is described.
Functionally significant insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor mutations in centarians.
Some skin care companies are launching products with human growth factor (HGF), as it has proved to be an effective wound healer.
CHICAGO -- In a study of saliva samples from 43 adults, epidermal growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor levels were significantly lower among people who had low scores on the Beck Depression Inventory and the UCLA Loneliness Scale, Tricia Ruth Crosby, D.

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