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Platelet-Derived Growth Factor

"Platelet-Derived Growth Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Mitogenic peptide growth hormone carried in the alpha-granules of platelets. It is released when platelets adhere to traumatized tissues. Connective tissue cells near the traumatized region respond by initiating the process of replication.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Platelet-Derived Growth Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Platelet-Derived Growth Factor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 410 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 28 publications in 2005
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.