Requirements by Cancer Cells for Polypeptide Growth Factors Suggest New Therapeutic Strategies

  • Peter Alexander
Part of the Methodological Surveys in Biochemistry and Analysis book series (MSBA, volume 15B)


Division of normal cells is evidently an adaptive response to a sequence of external signals. This often holds too for cancer cells except that they produce and release growth factors for which they bear the appropriate surface receptor, and this can result in autocrine stimulation.


Cancer Cell Release Growth Factor Polypeptide Growth Factor Autocrine Stimulation Organ Preference 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Alexander
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  1. 1.Cancer Research Campaign Medical Oncology Unit, Southampton General HospitalUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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