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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T lymphocytes synthesize and export heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor, mitogens for vascular cells and fibroblasts: differential production and release by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells.
Association between Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 Amplification and Clinical Characteristics
6] Human genes: FGF2, fibroblast growth factor 2 (basic); FGF1, fibroblast growth factor 1 (acidic); FGF7, fibroblast growth factor 7; FGFR1, fibroblast growth factor receptor1; FGF18, fibroblast growth factor 18; FGF23, fibroblast growth factor 23; FGF5, fibroblast growth factor 5; FGFR2, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2; FGFR4, fibroblast growth factor receptor 4; FGF14, fibroblast growth factor 14; FGF9, fibroblast growth factor 9; FGF10, fibroblast growth factor 10.
Hepatic fibroblast growth factor 21 is regulated by PPARalpha and is a key mediator of hepatic lipid metabolism in ketotic states.
Notably, fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF-19), a potent regulator of bile acid, glucose and fat metabolism, was markedly increased by EndoBarrier Therapy.
Researchers studying a chemical messenger called fibroblast growth factor 5 had created mice that lacked the gene for this messenger to see how its loss would affect embryonic development.
HCE proteins in the deal include members of the human TGF beta, Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), Hematopoietin and Interleukin, and Tyrosine Kinase Receptor Signaling families, and TNF-alpha.
This newly launched Stemline Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture Medium is serum-free, composed of fully-defined components with 80% less basic fibroblast growth factor than the leading pluripotent stem cell culture medium.
Researchers had previously demonstrated that a peptide called basic fibroblast growth factor could trigger the beneficial growth of vessels supplying the heart with blood (SN: 1/29/94, p.