fibroblast growth factor


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fibroblast growth factor

Any of a group of polypeptides that stimulate the growth of tissues rich in fibroblasts, including blood vessels, connective tissues, and skin. Overactivity of these factors has been associated with neoplasia.
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Fibroblast growth factor 21 regulates lipolysis in white adipose tissue but is not required for ketogenesis and triglyceride clearance in liver.
The role of growth factors (GF) in bone repair is widely recognised, particularly for bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
Founded by world leaders in the field of regenerative medicine, ProChon is a privately-held biotechnology company focused on modulating the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) system to enable it to create more effective solutions for tissue regeneration.
The importance of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) in the growth of cancer cells has been known for some time.
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) refers to a family of proteins in the human body responsible for the proliferation, repair and survival of cells in many tissues, including the brain, vascular system, and muscle.
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Molecular pathways: fibroblast growth factor signaling: a new therapeutic opportunity in cancer.
Contract Awarded for Phosphate and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in early chronic kidney disease their importance in bone mineral metabolism and as cardiovascular risk factors
Researchers from the US, Japan, Kuwait, Brazil, and Europe discuss the involvement of the fibroblast growth factor 23-klotho system in impaired phosphate transport, extracellular phosphate as a signaling molecule, the complex regulation and diverse functions of alpha-klotho, the klotho protein as a biomarker and therapeutic agent for chronic kidney disease, the renal and intestinal actions of the liver X receptor agonists, phosphate toxicity and vascular mineralization, vitamin D and type II sodium-dependent phosphate cotransporters, parathyroid dysfunction, and salivary phosphate levels as an early biomarker for monitoring the genesis of obesity in children.
4 ( ANI ): Giving obese rodents a recently identified circulating protein called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) helps improve their metabolism, a new study has suggested.
The Company's pipeline includes ARQ 087, designed to inhibit fibroblast growth factor receptor, ARQ 621, designed to inhibit the Eg5 kinesin motor protein, and ARQ 736, designed to inhibit the RAF kinases.
Antibody array analysis of plasma showed a decrease in the circulatory levels of vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor.