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Endothelial Growth Factors

These growth factors are soluble mitogens secreted by a variety of organs. The factors are a mixture of two single chain polypeptides which have affinity to heparin. Their molecular weight are organ and species dependent. They have mitogenic and chemotactic effects and can stimulate endothelial cells to grow and synthesize DNA. The factors are related to both the basic and acidic FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTORS but have different amino acid sequences.

Year introduced: 1991

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.390, D12.776.467.390, D23.529.390

MeSH Unique ID: D016228

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  • Growth Factors, Endothelial
  • Endo-GF
  • Endothelial Growth Factor Polypeptides
  • Endothelial Growth Factor
  • Growth Factor, Endothelial
  • ECDGF
  • Endothelial Cell-Derived Growth Factors
  • Endothelial Cell Derived Growth Factors
  • beta-Endothelial Growth Factor
  • Growth Factor, beta-Endothelial
  • beta Endothelial Growth Factor
  • alpha-Endothelial Growth Factor
  • Growth Factor, alpha-Endothelial
  • alpha Endothelial Growth Factor

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