BackgroundPlatelet-Derived Growth Factor Subunit B (PDGFB) belongs to the PDGF/VEGF growth factor family. Platelet-derived growth factor is a potent mitogen for cells of mesenchymal origin. PDGFB can exist either as a homodimer (PDGF-BB) or as a heterodimer with the platelet-derived growth factor alpha polypeptide (PDGF-AB), where the dimers are connected by disulfide bonds. Mutations in this gene are associated with meningioma.Binding of PDGFB to its receptor elicits a variety of cellular responses. In addition, PDGFB is released by platelets upon wounding and plays an important role in stimulating adjacent cells to grow and thereby heals the wound.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 4mM HCl.
ALTnamesPlatelet-Derived Growth Factor Subunit B, PDGF Subunit B, PDGF-2, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor B Chain, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Beta Polypeptide, Proto-Oncogene c-Sis, Becaplermin, PDGFB, PDGF2, SIS