Growth factor

Nerve growth factor

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a protein that is necessary for the growth and health of nerve cells. Without Nerve Growth Factor the nerve cells would not grow properly and can being to branch out or elongate. This protein is produced naturally by the body. NGF was first discovered in the 1950s by Stanley Cohen […]

Epidermal growth factor

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a crucial role player in cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its specific receptor, EGFR. EGF is a protein with 53 amino acids and three intramolecular disulfide bonds. So what do these utterly scientific descriptions mean? Basically, EGF is essential for the reproduction and survival of certain human […]

Fibroblast growth factor

FGF – that is, fibroblast growth factor – represents a group of cytokines. FGF is famous for its ability to cause the growth of cells. A few decades ago, FGFs were used only for the growth of fibroblasts. However, recently, studies have suggested that they can also be used for the growth of other cells […]