PDGF-D, PDGFD, MSTP036, UNQ1899/PRO4345, PDGFD latent form, SCDGFB, PDGFD receptor-binding form, Platelet Derived Growth Factor D, Spinal Cord-Derived Growth Factor B, Iris-Expressed Growth Factor, SCDGF-B, IEGF, Spinal Cord Derived Growth Factor B, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor D


Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was discovered as a serum-derived component necessary for the growth of smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, and glial cells. The PDGF family is a product of four gene products and consists of five dimeric isoforms: PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PDGF-CC, PDGF-DD, and the PDGF-AB heterodimer. This growth factor family plays an essential role in embryonic development and in wound healing in the adult.

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Drug Information

Drug Name





Clinical Trials

CR-002 (CuraGen)



Amgen Inc, Curagen

Glomerulonephritis, IGA, Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic, Diabetic Nephropathies





Platelet-derived growth factor D: tumorigenicity in mice and dysregulated expression in human cancer

LaRochelle W.J., Jeffers M., Corvalan J.R.F., Jia X.-C., Feng X., Vanegas S., Vickroy J.D., Yang X.-D., Chen F., Gazit G., Mayotte J., Macaluso J., Rittman B., Wu F., Dhanabal M., Herrmann J., Lichenstein H.S.,

Cancer Res. 62:2468-2473(2002)

Molecular cloning of SCDGF-B, a novel growth factor homologous to SCDGF/PDGF-C/fallotein

Hamada T., Ui-Tei K., Imaki J., Miyata Y.,

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 280:733-737(2001)

PDGF-D is a specific, protease-activated ligand for the PDGF beta-receptor

Bergsten E., Uutela M., Li X., Pietras K., Oestman A., Heldin C.-H., Alitalo K., Eriksson U.,

Nat. Cell Biol. 3:512-516(2001)

PDGF D, a novel protease-activated growth factor

LaRochelle W.J., Jeffers M., McDonald W.F., Chillakuru R.A., Giese N.A., Lokker N.A., Sullivan C., Boldog F.L., Yang M., Vernet C., Burgess C.E., Fernandez E., Deegler L.L., Rittman B., Shimkets J., Shimkets R.A., Rothberg J.M., Lichenstein H.S.,

Nat. Cell Biol. 3:517-521(2001)

Expressed sequence tag analysis of adult human iris for the NEIBank project: steroid-response factors and similarities with retinal pigment epithelium

Wistow G., Bernstein S.L., Ray S., Wyatt M.K., Behal A., Touchman J.W., Bouffard G., Smith D., Peterson K.,

Mol. Vis. 8:185-195(2002)

The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment

Clark H.F., Gurney A.L., Abaya E., Baker K., Baldwin D.T., Brush J., Chen J., Chow B., Chui C., Crowley C., Currell B., Deuel B., Dowd P., Eaton D., Foster J.S., Grimaldi C., Gu Q., Hass P.E., Gray A.M.,

Genome Res. 13:2265-2270(2003)

Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs

Ota T., Suzuki Y., Nishikawa T., Otsuki T., Sugiyama T., Irie R., Wakamatsu A., Hayashi K., Sato H., Nagai K., Kimura K., Makita H., Sekine M., Obayashi M., Nishi T., Shibahara T., Tanaka T., Ishii S., Sugano S.,

Nat. Genet. 36:40-45(2004)

The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC)

The MGC Project Team,

Genome Res. 14:2121-2127(2004)

Platelet-derived growth factor-D expression in developing and mature human kidneys

Changsirikulchai S., Hudkins K.L., Goodpaster T.A., Volpone J., Topouzis S., Gilbertson D.G., Alpers C.E.,

Kidney Int. 62:2043-2054(2002)

Chromosomal location, exon structure, and vascular expression patterns of the human PDGFC and PDGFC genes

Uutela M., Lauren J., Bergsten E., Li X., Horelli-Kuitunen N., Eriksson U., Alitalo K.,

Circulation 103:2242-2247(2001)