What is the growth factor?
A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cell proliferation, wound healing, and occasionally cellular differentiation, Also they have been increasingly used in the treatment of hematologic and oncologic and cardiovascular diseases.
As modular proteins they are receptors that can bind to cells and provide the information needed for cell’s biochemical mechanism changes.
Nowadays, knowledge and information about growth factors and peptides has increased significantly in the field of biology.
Increasing on growth factors information also results to recognizing the their different type properties in the human body, their receptors, and binding proteins. By developing new biological techniques, the production of pure recombinant growth factors and peptides has become possible.
Growth factors and peptides shows high safety and efficacy in different type of therapies.
On the other hand many hormones regulate the growth and development of cells and tissues in the body.
However, growth factors and hormones have important differences despite some of their functions similarities.