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growth factors

natural substances produced by the body (hormones) or obtained from food (vitamins, minerals) that promote growth and development by directing cell maturation and differentiation and by mediating maintenance and repair of tissues; abnormalities in growth factors may be involved in benign and malignant neoplasia.

Growth factors (cytokines)

Chemicals made by the cells that act on other cells to stimulate or inhibit their function. Cytokines that stimulate growth are called "growth factors."
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growth factors

biochemical factors (released by inflammatory cells [e.g. lymphocytes; macrophages], fibroblasts, platelets) which promote tissue growth and healing; e.g. epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast-transforming growth factor (F-TGF), platelet-derived growth factor (P-DGF)

growth fac·tors

(grōth faktŏrz)
Natural substances produced by the body (hormones) or obtained from food (vitamins, minerals) that promote growth and development by directing cell maturation and differentiation and by mediating maintenance and repair of tissues.
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Younger skin can repair this damage thanks to unique proteins called growth factors.
FGF2, the first STAR growth factor to be launched, is one of the most widely used growth factors.
MANF is released from glial cells in the midbrain and is a member of the same growth factor family as CDNF.
3) Growth factors such as EGF and TGFB are large configurations which do not penetrate the skin and lose their activity within days at normal temperature.
Simply attaching growth factors to the polymer fibers themselves is another approach.
Zone: If it becomes widely available, growth factor will be quite expensive.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial-cell--specific mitogen and the most potent vascular growth factor found to date.
Both those companies and Eriksson's group are also evaluating different combinations of growth factors to find the best healing recipe.
One of the newer facets of such programs is the therapeutic use of growth factors.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Growth Factors (Blood And Tissue) in Millions of US$.
Growth factors have also attracted interest as potential accelerators of growth.