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a protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth

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Ovarian receptors for insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and effects of IGF-I on steroid production by isolated follicular layers of the preovulatory coho salmon ovarian follicle.
They were also half as likely to use growth factor as were their counterparts who continued with therapy (AOR, 0.56; P less than .01).
Recently, there have been continuous studies on the effects on embryo development of growth factor, antioxidants and chelators supplemented to basic culture medium.
Differential expression of transforming growth factor-[alpha] and epidermal growth factor during postnatal development of rat submandibular gland.
One method for repair or regeneration of damaged cartilage tissue is to deliver therapeutic growth factors.
One method for repair or regeneration of damaged cartilage tissue is to deliver therapeutic growth factors. Growth factors are a special class of proteins that can aid in tissue repair and regeneration.
Changes in serum concentrations of fibroblast growth factor 23 and soluble Klotho in hemodialysis patients after total parathyroidectomy.
Technique consisted ofgiving injection of Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1, and subsequently performing ventral skin, ventral perichondrium, cartilage, and dorsal perichondrium excision, leaving behind only dorsal skin.The best rabbit ear keloid model was produced by this technique, which was intact even after follow up of one year.This technique has been named as 'MannanandHannan Technique for production of rabbit ear keloid model'.
More studies were based on investigating implants as carriers of growth factors. Therefore, all such studies were grouped together and rest of the studies were grouped in another table.
It has a series of small ducts (eight-twenty) known as ducts of Rivinus opening along the sublingual folds1,2 and a large duct known as Bartholin's duct opening along with submandibular duct.3,4 Histologically, sublingual gland is a mixed mucous gland with mucous acini capped with serous demilunes.3 Salivary glands in addition to production of saliva are also associated with production of various growth factors such as transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-[alpha]), epidermal growth factor (EGF), hepatic growth factor (HGF) and Nerve growth factor (NGF)4 and secretion of peptides, proteases, amylase, renin, nerve growth factor, kallikreins and glucagon.5,6
In a study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, they demonstrate how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) engineered to over-express basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) accelerated the healing of fractures in mice.
* Epidermal growth factor (EGF) increases proliferation of epithelial cells to enhance wound healing and activates hyaluronan synthase 2--an enzyme involved in manufacturing hyaluronic acid that restores skin hydration.
Researchers in a number of biological sciences offer a broad treatment of fibroblast growth factor vascular biology and its applications.
Furthermore, platelets have been identified as producers of high quantity of growth factors, such as Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor-B1(TGF), TGF-B2, Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) that stimulate cellular proliferation, matrix remodeling and neo-angiogenesis (Dohan Ehrenfest et al., 2010; Farina et al., 2013).
A growth factor molecule known as BMP-2 has been used in such treatments for several years to help encourage bone regrowth but large doses can cause harmful side-effects.
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