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Mech Dev. 1998 May;73(2):221-4.

Embryonic expression pattern of the murine figf gene, a growth factor belonging to platelet-derived growth factor/vascular endothelial growth factor family.

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International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, CNR, Via G. Marconi 12, 80125, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Morphogenesis, growth and differentiation of tissues and organs require cell interactions mediated by signal molecules, their receptors and transcriptional control systems. c-fos-induced growth factor (figf) is a new secreted member of the platelet-derived growth factor/vascular endothelial growth factor (PDGF/VEGF) family with mitogenic activity on fibroblasts. Here we studied figf expression during murine embryonic development. figf expression was detected with a dynamic pattern in several body structures and organs such as limb buds, acoustic ganglion, teeth, heart, anterior pituitary as well as lung and kidney mesenchyme, liver, derma, and periosteum of the vertebral column.

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