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Growth factor

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An organic molecule that stimulates cell proliferation when it binds to its cellsurface receptor. Often synonymously termed ‘cytokine’.

(Adapted from ICRP Publication 131, 2015)

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from ICRP Publication 118, 2012

A serum protein that stimulates cell division when it binds to its cell surface receptor.

from ICRP Publication 103, 2007

Molecules that act to control cell reproduction and proliferation/differentiation of a population of cells.