Growth Factor Therapy

Growth Factor Therapy

Stem cells aren’t the only player in the field of regenerative medicine. A type of compound called growth factors has been gaining ground as a possible treatment for various cancers, blood diseases, and even physical trauma.

Growth factor therapy is often mistaken as a kind of stem cell therapy because it treats similar conditions and they’re associated with similar concepts like cellular differentiation. However, while growth factors and stem cells have some interaction in the body, they are two very different systems, and shouldn’t be confused for one another.

What is the Growth Factor?

Growth factors are a class of molecules that are responsible for certain cellular processes such as cell division and growth and may be used to promote growth and healing in tissues. Growth factors are typically proteins or hormones and bind to receptors on the surfaces of acceptor cells, at which point their signaling purpose takes effect.

There are many different kinds of growth factors, and they’re categorized into the kind of behavior they trigger. There are far too many to list down comprehensively, but here are a few examples.

  • Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) trigger the creation of fibroblasts, which in turn produce collagen, the building blocks of skin. It’s synthesized and secreted by various cells, and plays an important role in healing wounds.
  • Erythropoietin is a growth factor secreted by the kidney that is secreted when the body appears to be deprived of oxygen. It stimulates the production of red blood cells in bone marrow.
  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF) triggers cell differentiation in various cells, primarily related to the epidermis, or the outermost layer of the skin. Research suggests that like FGF, EGF also helps in healing wounds due to its mechanism of action.
  • Colony-stimulating factor (CSF) causes hemopoietic stem cells to differentiate into white blood cells.
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Growth Factor Treatment for Medical Conditions

With this diverse array of effects, growth factors are used in different kinds of treatments based on what behavior they trigger in cells.

Wound healing: Applied topically to promote a clean wound healing with fresh collagen rather than scar tissue.

Hair and teeth loss

Ulcers from diabetic neuropathy and periodontal disease.


Bone fractures, to encourage the formation of bone and tissue in damaged areas

And others.

IS Growth Factor Treatment Right for You?

Reach out to the New England Neurogenerative Center for more information about growth factor treatments and what your options are.

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