Loading....
Coupon Accepted Successfully!

Pathology

Open Flashcards

Regeneration and Repair

Question
6 out of 14
 

Which of the following substances is a growth factor that is capable of inducing all the steps necessary for angiogenesis? (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Epidermal growth factor (EGF)

B Transforming growth factor (TGF-)

C Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)

D Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF)

Ans. D Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF)

a. Growth factors are chemicals that are associated with cell growth. For example, fibroblast growth factor (FGF) can induce the growth and proliferation of fibroblasts.

b. Additionally, one type of FGF, basic FGF, is capable of inducing all of the stages of angiogenesis (basement membrane and extracellular matrix degradation, endothelial migration, endothelial proliferation, and endothehal differentiation).

c. The epidermal growth factor family includes epidermal growth factor (EGF) and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β).

Regeneration and Repair Flashcard List

14 flashcards
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)