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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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Why does the growth factor plus website offer full guarantee of increase if the height growth is not possible at a certain age?

Why does the growth factor plus website offer full guarantee of increase if the height growth is not possible at a certain age?

To lure you in!: I'm pretty cynical but most dietary supplement companies have no published evidence of any benefit from their products. They're only interested in convincing you to buy their stuff even if that means making wild miraculously impossible claims backed by "promises" of guarantee. But have you known anyone who got their money back? It's not like returning something to Nordstrom or Costco! Good luck! ...Read more

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Please discuss fibroblast growth factor?

Please discuss fibroblast growth factor?

Can't do justice: It is impossible to fully discuss the importance of fgf. Most organisms are composed of 3 basic structures: endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. Fibroblasts are the most basic structure of the mesoderm and essentially responsible for forming the scaffold and structure upon which all layers are built. Fgf ( and there are more than 20 subtypes) regulate the growth and differentiation of all 3 layers. ...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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Can we use growth factor plus height increasing pills for my 31 year old husband....?is there any side effect by using it.

Can we use growth factor plus  height increasing pills for my 31 year old husband....?is there any side effect by using it.

Height pills: I would not recommend this just to get tall. There are some serious risks and side effects that may not be apparent immediately. ...Read more

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Hi im 18 can I use growth factor plus to gain height? and what are the side effects?

Unlikely: Not familiar with growth factor plus. If it is over the counter, it is garbage. Most males have the epiphyses of their long bones fused by 18==that is where lengthening occurs. In some families, the bone age lags behind the chronologic age--ask when your parents, aunts and uncles stopped growing, or have a bone age radiograph of your wrist. If not yet fused, Human growth hormone could help ...Read more

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What is vascular endothelial growth factor?

What is vascular endothelial growth factor?

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