Platelet Derived Growth Factor(PDGF)
PDGF is a potent mitogen for cells of mesenchymal origin (endothelial cells, epithelial cells, some fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells) and for glial cells; it has chemotactic properties. It is released by platelets on wounding and stimulates nearby cells to grow and repair the wound; it is also produced by endothelial cells, fibroblasts, monocytes, macrophages, smooth muscle cells and neurons.
In molecular biology, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is one of the numerous growth factors, or proteins that regulate cell growth and division. In particular, it plays a significant role in blood vessel formation (angiogenesis), the growth of blood vessels from already-existing blood vessel tissue.
What this means to you? We offer the option of using PDGF when performing bone regeneration procedures to ensure expeditious and predictable bone growth.
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