Growth Factors

Growth Factors are best explained as naturally occurring regulatory protein molecules. They’re known to bind to receptors on the cell surface. Growth factors stimulate tissue and cell function by influencing cell differentiation by transforming their cellular growth and biochemical activity, and also moderating their proliferation rate. Many groups of growth factors have been discovered already, and significant advancements have been made in identifying the techniques which growth factors use to initiate cellular differentiation and proliferation.   

Growth factors employ your body’s natural healing and repair cells, including blood vessel growth and new cartilage development. 

Things to Know About Growth Factors


Growth Factors in Nervous System Development

Growth factors are proteins that moderate various contexts of a cell’s function, which includes migration, survival, differentiation, and proliferation. Growth factors stimulate proliferation in non-neuronal cells; however, adult neurons are postmitotic are they aren’t able to re-enter the cell cycle. Accordingly, when checked in the aspect of the nervous system, growth factors are normally identified neurotrophic factors. These neurotrophic factors are vital for the proper growth of the nervous system from the earliest embryo stages.         

Growth Factors in Embryonic Development

Growth factors decide the fate of cells as they undergo differentiation from being progenitors along either glial or neuronal lineages. Also, growth factors are crucial during embryonic development by establishing proper connectivity, regulating neuronal survival, and determining cell fate.  

Growth Factors in Brain Function

Numerous growth factors have been discovered to carry out its activities in the brain, even growth factors that have been previously discovered in other systems, and there is an increasing landscape of its interactions with cell populations in the nervous system during growth and in adults.

The nervous system consists of an immense heterogeneous cellular population. Also, concerning the broad categories of neurons, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, there are various types of neurons with a diversity of function, localization, phenotype, structure and projections, and each is vital for trophic support.

At Progressive Pain and Rehabilitation, we use the latest industry proven techniques to approach your health condition. We believe that every individual is unique and so is their pain, we employ growth factors to ensure you’re back to your best feeling. Contact us now to evaluate if you qualify.