Growth factors: a practical approach

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IRL Press at Oxford University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 251 pages
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There has been a major expansion of interest in growth factors reflecting their very important role in the regulation of the proliferation and differentiation of specific cell types. A large number of growth factors have already been identified but this probably represents only a fraction of all those that exist. This book is a step-by-step guide to studying growth factors, from the initial search for and characterization of new activities, to sophisticated in vivo analysis and molecular biology approaches such as DNA cloning. It also covers the detection and study of growth inhibitory factors. Growth Factors: A Practical Approach is an invaluable practical guide for both those entering growth factor research for the first time and more experienced researchers. As well as covering a wide variety of techniques, this book includes a valuable appendix covering all known growth factors.

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Known growth factors
What to do with a new factor
RTPCR on human keratinocyte RNA

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About the author (1993)

IAN McKAY is a Halifax historian. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Warrick in England, and a PhD from Dalhousie University. He is the author of the seminal study "The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentienth-Century Nova Scotia" (1994).