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Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

KGF and hair growth: Abstract keratinocyte growth factor-2 (kgf-2) is found in dermal papilla fibroblasts and its receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (fgfr2), in the neighboring outer root sheath of keratinocytes. Administration of recombinant human kgf-2 (rhkgf-2) at 10 ng ml(-1) significantly stimulated human hair-follicle cell proliferation in organ culture (26-35%). Thus, rhkgf-2 is a promising therapeut. ...Read more

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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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Anyone know much about toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Anyone know much about toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Hypersensitivity : Stevens-johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis are thought to represent the same disease at different levels of severity. Both are immune mediated hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, infection, malignancy or unknown causes (idiopathic). The illness involves the skin & the mucous membranes. Significant & life threatening systemic involvement can occur in the course of the illness. ...Read more

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Sir,will,growth factor work?? my age is 19andhalf years??n im 5.6 feets

Sir,will,growth factor work?? my age is 19andhalf years??n im 5.6 feets

Why would you do thi: You need to look at the family genetic makeup and this will help to guide you as to your height potential do not go mess around with growth hormone. This will cause you more problems be patient and see how you do some people just have growth spurts a little later. See how you do ...Read more

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Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Yes: Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf. ...Read more

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Hi i am short height 22 yr old girl Would u recommend me to use this height growth factor plus ?is there any aide effect of using this Plz respond

Hi i am short height 22 yr old  girl
Would u recommend me to use this height growth factor plus ?is there any aide effect of using this 
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No: By 22 essentially everyone has had the growth centers in their bones fuse, after which no further height can be added. You can have an x-ray of your wrist/hand taken and study the growth centers.If closed you are done and any "growth factors" are just a waste of money. ...Read more

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Explain vascular endothelial growth factor?

Explain vascular endothelial growth factor?

Metastases are: A mystery, but there are clear events necessary. Establishing a blood supply that delivers nutrients and carts away metabolites seem necessary (some tumors grow nicely in anaerobis, acidic, toxic environs). The colony secretes a local paracrine stimulus to develop a blood supply. Vegf also seems critical in development embronically of the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Will consuming insulin like growth factor-1 increase my height?

Curious question: Consuming igf1, if you had access to it, would likely do nothing.It would be broken down by digestion into sub proteins and never reach your circulation in a usable form. It would just be another protein in your diet. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Growth Hormone and Insulin-like growth factor 1?

What is the difference between Growth Hormone and Insulin-like growth factor 1?

Growth hormone: is released by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland and one of it's action is to stimulate the production of IGF-1 in the liver. ...Read more

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What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

Maybe: Type diabetics can use Insulin safely at resonable doses. Insulin is not anabolic. Growth factor is anabolic, but is not insulin. "inadequate" or "fake" growth factor may be ineffective and dangerous. Consult a certified trainer or sports med physician. ...Read more

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Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Height : You will not gain height by strengthening tendons. All this will do is keep the alignment and joint strength improved. It will also prevent bending of the spine and allow you to stand more upright and erect. The way for height is increasing bone growth. ...Read more