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Platelet-Derived Growth Factor

Mitogenic peptide growth hormone carried in the alpha-granules of platelets. It is released when platelets adhere to traumatized tissues. Connective tissue cells near the traumatized region respond by initiating the process of replication.

Year introduced: 1984

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.910, D12.776.124.625, D12.776.467.910, D23.529.910

MeSH Unique ID: D010982

Entry Terms:

  • Factor, Platelet-Derived Growth
  • Growth Factor, Platelet-Derived
  • Platelet Derived Growth Factor

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