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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Keywords: Fibroblast growth factor 2, Hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury, Newborn.
They also found that nerve cell proliferation after acute stress was triggered by the release of a protein, fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), by astrocytes - brain cells formerly thought of as support cells, but that now appear to play a more critical role in regulating neurons.
DLA Piper represented Galaxy Biotech, LLC, in its licensing to Roche of exclusive worldwide development and commercialization rights of its antibodies targeting fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) for the treatment of cancer.

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