Definitions

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  • noun biochemistry A protein, similar to midkine, that has a number of functions related to heparin

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Examples

  • While investigating one growth factor, called pleiotrophin, that has been around for a while—though no one has known its exact effect—Hoke uncovered something surprising.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • While investigating one growth factor, called pleiotrophin, that has been around for a while—though no one has known its exact effect—Hoke uncovered something surprising.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Researchers at Phillipps University in Marburg, Germany, discovered that lung cancer patients had concentrations of a molecule called pleiotrophin in their blood up to 11 times higher than healthy people.

    Breakthrough in Early Lung Cancer Testing | Impact Lab

  • In experiments in lab mice, even very low doses of pleiotrophin, or PTN, significantly enhanced the regeneration of myelinated axons, leading Hoke to hope that PTN may lead to novel treatment options for neurological autoimmune disease.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • In experiments in lab mice, even very low doses of pleiotrophin, or PTN, significantly enhanced the regeneration of myelinated axons, leading Hoke to hope that PTN may lead to novel treatment options for neurological autoimmune disease.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Kadomatsu K, Muramatsu T (2004) Midkine and pleiotrophin in neural development and cancer.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

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