Encyclopedia > Growth factor

  Article Content

Growth factor

Growth factor is any of about twenty small proteins that function is to attach to specific receptors on the surface of stem cells in bone marrow and promote differentiation and maturation of these cells into morphotic constituents of blood.

The most important growth factors are :

For the last two decades growth factors have been increasingly used in treatment of hematologic and oncologic diseases like :



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
F-104 Starfighter

... was no room inside for gear or fuel, both of which were contained in the rear of the fuselage instead. The trade-off in this design was excellent lift-to-drag ratio for ...