growth factors

growth factors

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • growth factors — Polypeptide hormones that regulate the division of cells, for example EGF (epidermal growth factor), PDGF (platelet derived GF), FGF (fibroblast GF). Insulin and somatomedin are also growth factors; the status of NGF (nerve growth factor) is more …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • growth factors — Organic compounds that must be supplied in the diet for growth because they are essential cell components or precursors of such components and cannot be synthesized by the organism …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • bone growth factors — a group of growth factors that promote new bone formation. Bone morphogenic protein (BMP), a naturally occurring substance that induces osteoblast formation, has been genetically synthesized to form bone morphogenetic protein, which stimulates… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hemopoietic growth factors — regulate the differentiation and proliferation of particular progenitor cells. Made available through recombinant DNA technology, they hold tremendous potential for medical uses when a person s natural ability to form blood cells is diminished or …   Wikipedia

  • transforming growth factors-β — transforming growth factors β. См. трансформирующие β факторы роста. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • transforming growth factors-β — transforming growth factors β. = activins (см.) (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • growth factor — n a substance (as a vitamin B12 or an interleukin) that promotes growth and esp. cellular growth * * * any of various chemicals, particularly polypeptides, that have a variety of important roles in the stimulation of new cell growth and cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • Growth differentiation factor-9 — Growth differentiation factor 9, also known as GDF9, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: GDF9 growth differentiation factor 9| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2661| accessdate = ] …   Wikipedia

  • Growth differentiation factor — Growth differentiation factors (GDFs) are a subfamily of proteins belonging to the transforming growth factor beta superfamily that have functions predominantly in development.cite journal |author=Herpin A, Lelong C, Favrel P |title=Transforming… …   Wikipedia

  • B cell growth factors — (BCGF) factors derived from T cells that stimulate B cells to proliferate in vitro but (unlike B cell differentiation factors) do not stimulate antibody secretion. Cf. B lymphocyte stimulatory f s …   Medical dictionary

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