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PubMed Search: PDGFRA [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. PDGFRA. website. Accessed March 22nd, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Platelet Derived Growth Factor, also called c-sis
  • Produced and secreted by megakaryocytes, activated vascular endothelial cells, macrophages, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells
  • Composed of combinations of A and B isoforms (AA, AB, BB)
  • PDGF alpha receptor binds to all 3 isoforms; PDGF beta receptor binds only to BB with high affinity
  • Chondrosarcoma: high expression of PDGF alpha receptor associated with poorer overall survival (Am J Surg Pathol 2001;25:1520)
  • Ovarian cancer: PDGF alpha receptor expression associated with shorter overall survival
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