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Cell Growth Factors

I. Growth Factor Signal Transduction 497 II. Growth Hormone (GH) and Somatomedins UGFs) 498

III. Interaction of IGFs with Receptors 498

IV. Signal Transduction of Receptors for GH. IGFs. and Insulin 499

V. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Family 500

VI. Transforming Growth Factor-/* (TGF-/M Family 501

VII. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) 503

VIII. Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) 505

IX. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) 506

X. Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF, Scatter Factor) 509 References 511

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