Tissue Growth Factors

  • Renato┬áBaserga

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. G. Carpenter
    Pages 89-132
  3. R. Ross
    Pages 133-159
  4. D. R. Clemmons, J. J. Van Wyk
    Pages 161-208
  5. V. J. Cristofalo, B. A. Rosner
    Pages 209-228
  6. D. D. Cunningham
    Pages 229-248
  7. Mary J. Koroly, M. Young
    Pages 249-276
  8. P. Datta
    Pages 301-312
  9. Louise Harel
    Pages 313-341
  10. D. Metcalf
    Pages 343-384
  11. J. H. Fitchen, M. J. Cline
    Pages 385-404
  12. P. M. Gullino
    Pages 427-449
  13. Helene S. Smith, Ch. M. Dollbaum
    Pages 451-490
  14. O. H. Iversen
    Pages 491-550
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 551-632

About this book


From a logical point of view, cell division is regulated by the environment and by the ability of the cell to respond to the environmental signals. The terminology of the cell cycle, the elaborate mathematical models, and the kinetic analyses are all convenient notations and descriptions of the behavior of populations of cells. However, they tell us very little about the fundamental molecular mechanisms that control cell proliferation. Stated in other terms, what controls cell reproduction are growth factors in the environment and genes and gene products inside the cell or at its surface. This book examines the aforementioned growth factors, the study of which has made very rapid progress in the past few years. The selection of topics has been influenced by logistic considerations, but the book, as a whole, gives a broad survey of the state of the art of this exciting field. For this, thanks are due to the contributors, who have given much time to the preparation of the manuscripts and have met the deadline with a punctuality that is uncommon among biomedical scientists. I would also like to thank Ms. NORA PERRETT and the staff of Springer-Verlag for their help in editing the manuscripts and in preparing the production of the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Renato┬áBaserga
    • 1
  1. 1.Fels Research Institute and Department of PathologyTemple University School of Medicine, Health Sciences CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67988-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67986-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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