Definitions for fibroblast growth factor 1
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word fibroblast growth factor 1
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Fibroblast Growth Factor 1
A 17-kDa single-chain polypeptide growth factor that plays a significant role in the process of WOUND HEALING and is a potent inducer of PHYSIOLOGIC ANGIOGENESIS. It binds to HEPARIN, which potentiates its biological activity and protects it from proteolysis. The growth factor is an extremely potent inducer of DNA synthesis in a variety of cell types from mesoderm and neuroectoderm lineages, and also has chemotactic and mitogenic activities. It was originally named acidic fibroblast growth factor based upon its chemical properties and to distinguish it from basic fibroblast growth factor (FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 2).
Find a translation for the fibroblast growth factor 1 definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these fibroblast growth factor 1 definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"fibroblast growth factor 1." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/fibroblast growth factor 1>.