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Growth Factors

A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cell proliferation, wound healing, and occasionally cellular differentiation. Usually it is a secreted protein or a steroid hormone. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes.

Growth factors typically act as signaling molecules between cells. Examples are cytokines and hormones that bind to specific receptors on the surface of their target cells. And they also promote cell differentiation and maturation.


Epidermal Growth ... 48 Bone Morphogeneti... 20 Angiopoietin 62 Fibroblast Growth... 47 Insulin-like Grow... 45 Transforming Grow... 78 Vascular Endothel... 33 Ephrin Family 53 Neurotrophins 100 Platelet-Derived ... 20