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growth factor

n.
A substance that affects the growth of a cell or an organism.
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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
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growth′ fac`tor


n.
any of various proteins that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues.
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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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Temperature affects insulin-like growth factor I and growth of juvenile southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma.
Having cirrhosis, diabetes, or substance use disorder increased the odds of treatment discontinuation in type 1 hepatitis C virus infection, but use of growth factor drugs correlated with treatment persistence, reported Dr.
In order to overcome these problems, numerous studies have been conducted regarding the relevant factors for in vitro culture using immature porcine oocysts, specifically on topics such as the optimization of culture solution components (Kim et al., 1993), the presence of co-culture with somatic cells (Xu et al., 1992), static/perifusion culture systems (Lim et al., 1996; Kim et al., 2007), supplementation of growth factor (May, 1988; Chang et al., 2002; Makarevich et al., 2006) and supplementation of antioxidant (Ali et al., 2003; Lee et al., 2004).
In utero and lactational exposure to low-dose genistein-vinclozolin mixture affects the development and growth factor mRNA expression of the submandibular salivary gland in immature female rats.
In addition, prolonged delivery of the growth factor could reduce overall costs by reducing growth factor concentration as well as minimizing the negative side effects.
Cross further added, "In addition, prolonged delivery of the growth factor could reduce overall costs by reducing growth factor concentration as well as minimizing the negative side effects." (ANI)
In comparison with patients with normoparathyroidism, plasma fibroblast growth factor 23 was lower in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Platelets store growth factors including platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor-ss, platelet-derived epidermal growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, insulin-like growth factor-1, fibroblastic growth factor, and epidermal growth factor, cytokines and many other proteins.3 Therefore, increasing platelet concentration in a damaged tissue would result in increased levels of these growth factors and, subsequent, improvement in healing process.4 Its applicability includes plastic surgery,1 orthopedic surgery,3 cardiac surgery, ophthalmology, and sports medicine.5 There are differences in the concentration of platelets prepared by the various automated and manual techniques described in the literature6 and this can affect the different biological effects.
Hutchison China MediTech announces that fruquintinib capsules have been granted approval for drug registration by the National Medical Products Administration of China for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, or CRC, patients, who have failed at least two prior systemic antineoplastic therapies including fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin and irinotecan, with or without prior use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor or anti-epidermal growth factor receptor therapies.
No operable keloid animal model has been built so far.The authors have developed a novel technique for rabbit ear keloid model creation using Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 injection, a pro-fibrotic cytokine, followed by composite punch excision.Objective of this study was to produce the best rabbit ear keloid model.
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In turn, this action releases platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta, vascular endothelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, and insulinlike growth factor-1, which collectively help to stimulate the hair cycle.

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