T-cell growth factor

former name for interleukin-2.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Vascular endothelial growth factor — (VEGF) a sub family of growth factors, more specifically of platelet derived growth factor family of cystine knot growth factors. They are important signaling proteins involved in both vasculogenesis (the de novo formation of the embryonic… …   Wikipedia

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