The Basics of Growth Factors

Growth factors are proteins that function as growth stimulators (mitogens) and/or growth inhibitors, stimulate cell migration, act as chemotactic agents, inhibit cell migration, inhibit invasion of tumor cells, modulate differentiated functions of cells, involved in apoptosis, involved in angiogenesis and promote survival of cells.

• Growth Factors are actually produced by stem cells as well as platelets in the blood.

• Growth Factors are protein molecules made by the body; their function is to regulate cell division, cell survival, and cell growth.

• Growth factors bind to receptors on the cell surface, with the result of activating cellular proliferation and/or differentiation.

• Growth factors are quite versatile, stimulating cellular division in numerous different cell types; while others are specific to a particular cell-type.

• Growth Factors are biologically active poly-peptides which function as hormone like regulatory signals, controlling the growth and differentiation of responsive cells.

• Growth Factors are involved in cell differentiation and are essential to normal cell cycle, and are thus vital elements in the life of animals from conception to death.

• Growth Factors mediate fetal development, play a role in maintenance and repair of tissues, stimulate production of blood cells & participate in cancerous processes.

Human growth factors replace the body’s damaged or missing connective tissue and the area of injury with high functioning Extracellular Matrix derived from placental sources. ECM is an inner connected system of collagen, growth factors, and bio active molecules that provide structural foundation for body’s tissue and bio-chemical support to surrounding cells.

 

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