Growth factor

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Growth factors are things in the body that allow or deny cells to grow. These factors are normally made up of cell hormones or other proteins within the body.[1] All growth factors occur naturally within cells and are necessary for the cell life progression and death.

History[change | change source]

The first growth factor discovered and publicly recognized was in 1986. It was recognized in the form of a Nobel Prize. This was award was given to Kerstin Hall of the Karolinska Institute. [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Growth Factor". Biology Online. 
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1986". The Nobel Foundation.