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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."
Mentioned in: Malignant Lymphomas

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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DNAEGF Renewal's philosophy of repairing the past and protecting the future of skin applies to all the products under the brand, utilizing DNA Repair Enzymes and Growth Factors.
FGF basic and mouse LIF are key growth factors for the cultivation of their respective stem cells, i.
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.
Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Blood Growth Factors
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial-cell--specific mitogen and the most potent vascular growth factor found to date.
6) In rabbits, Hashimoto et al showed that steroids suppress the formation of granulation tissue (1) by reducing vascular permeability, (2) by decreasing extravasation and the migration of inflammatory cells to the site of infection, (3) by inhibiting the production of a variety of chemotactic factors (especially complement factors and lymphocyte-derived factors), and (4) by acting on growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor and transforming growth factor beta.
Under the agreement, BST-GEL(TM), a family of in situ-gelling polymer solutions developed by BIOSYNTECH, will be studied as a carrier for growth factor and gene delivery to accelerate fresh fracture repair of bones.
Previously, researchers were concerned that adding growth factors in high amounts could lead to excessive scarring or possibly cancerous transformations.
A number of growth factors have been used investigationally for over 3 years.