Product Details
Catalog Number: PR27060-20
Type: Protein
Format B: liquid
Species Reactivity: Human
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The term ‘PDGF’ refers to a family of disulphide bond-linked dimeric isoforms that act as autocrine and paracrine growth factors and are produced by a variety of cell types other than platelets. They act as potent mitogens for almost all mesenchymally-derived cells. Aberrant expression is involved in certain cancers, fibroproliferative disorders and atherosclerosis. The protein also contributes to wound healing and neural regeneration. There are four members of the PDGF family – PDGF A, PDGF B, PDGF C and PDGF D. Two distinct types of PDGF-A exist – a short form that is soluble and a long form that is retained by the extracellular matrix.

Image: PDGF-B Structure and Sequence.

References:

1. Correlation between platelet-derived growth factor B chain and bone resorption in rat periapical lesions.  J Endod 2007 Jun;33(6):709-11.
2. Role of platelet-derived growth factor-B, vascular endothelial growth factor, insulin-like growth factor-II, mitogen-activated protein kinase and transforming growth factor-beta1 in expansion-induced lung growth in fetal sheep.  Reprod Fertil Dev 2006;18(6):655-65.
3. Platelet-derived growth factor B retention is essential for development of normal structure and function of conduit vessels and capillaries.  Cardiovasc Res 2006 Aug 1;71(3):557-65.
4. Requirement of Nck adaptors for actin dynamics and cell migration stimulated by platelet-derived growth factor B.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2006 Jun 20;103(25):9536-41.
5. Inhibition of platelet-derived growth factor B signaling enhances the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in multiple models of ocular neovascularization.  Am J Pathol 2006 Jun;168(6):2036-53.
6. Heparan sulphate requirement in platelet-derived growth factor B-mediated pericyte recruitment.  Biochem Soc Trans 2006 Jun;34(Pt 3):454-5.

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