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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 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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Differential expression of transforming growth factor-[alpha] and epidermal growth factor during postnatal development of rat submandibular gland.
However, current versions of growth factors break down quickly and require a high dose to achieve a therapeutic potential.
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HSC660 is manufactured from the purification of cell conditioned media to enrich for these growth factors.
The methods used for delivery of growth factors may be utilized for the provision of antibiotics or other antimicrobial agents which may help to prevent peri-implantitis.
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Time-and dosedependent effect of triiodothyronine on submaxillary gland epidermal growth factor concentration in adult female mice.
"We concluded that transplantation of MSCs is more likely to enhance bone and cartilage regeneration when these cells were engineered to express growth factors a finding that supports the use of MSCs as 'factories' to more safely produce a sustained release of low levels of bFGF over a controlled period for injury repair," Dr.
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Researchers in a number of biological sciences offer a broad treatment of fibroblast growth factor vascular biology and its applications.
The protocol reported in this study was developed by Sacco in 2006 to obtain a new generation of clots called Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF) (Sacco, 2006).
Researchers from the university's Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology and School of Engineering found a unique property SX of the polymer poly(ethyl acrylate) allows growth factors to be effective at doses around 300 times lower than currently possible, reducing the risk of side-effects and the potential cost of treatment.