Growth Factors

  • Marc ThirietEmail author
Part of the Biomathematical and Biomechanical Modeling of the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systems book series (BBMCVS, volume 2)


Any cell needs extracellular signals for its growth, proliferation, and survival, among other events. Chemical, mechanical, electrical, and other physical interactions of cells with the extracellular matrix yield functional and structural signals for normal cellular activity as well as formation and maintenance of three-dimensional tissues. Environmental chemical signals are transmitted by hormones (Sect. 1.4) and growth factors (Table 3.1), in addition to nervous cues (Sect. 1.1).


Connective Tissue Growth Factor Extracellular Regulate Kinase Secretory Leukocyte Peptidase Inhibitor Apelin Receptor Bone Morphogenetic Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Project-team INRIA-UPMC-CNRS REO Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, CNRS UMR 7598Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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