The Type 1 growth factor receptors and their ligands considered as a complex system.

@article{Gullick2001TheT1,
  title={The Type 1 growth factor receptors and their ligands considered as a complex system.},
  author={William J. Gullick},
  journal={Endocrine-related cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={75-82}
}
The Type 1 family of growth factors and their receptors play an important role in normal development, wound healing and in diseases such as cancer. The products of the four receptor genes and the ten genes specifying ligands interact in a complex pattern. Such systems may develop emergent properties which cannot be predicted from a reductionist analysis of the interactions of individual components. New methods of determining these higher level properties are, however, being developed. These… CONTINUE READING