Smooth muscle cell growth factors.

  title={Smooth muscle cell growth factors.},
  author={Ward Casscells},
  journal={Progress in growth factor research},
  volume={3 3},
While the roles of the platelet-derived growth factors (PDGFs) in vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) continue to be elucidated, these cells, especially in their activated 'synthetic' state, have also been found to express, and proliferate in response to, many of the other families of polypeptide growth factors, such as the fibroblast growth factors. Other stimulators of DNA synthesis, and particularly of SMC hypertrophy, include the vasoconstrictor hormones such as angiotensin II, as well as… CONTINUE READING