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Pdgf

Pdgf History In 1974, it was discovered that a serum growth factor produced by platelets activates fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells and glial cells (Kohler N et al. 1974). This factor was named "platelet-derived growth factor" because of its origin. Originally, the family consisted of three PDGF ...

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