PDGFD


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AcronymDefinition
PDGFDPlatelet Derived Growth Factor D
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Experiments by researchers at UC San Francisco revealed that the protein, called PDGFD, is made in growing brains of humans, but not in mice, and appears necessary for normal proliferation of human brain stem cells growing in a lab dish.
The team discovered that PDGFD is secreted by human radial glial cells and acts on radial glial cells as well as other progenitor cells in the developing brain.
We think that the expression of PDGFD in this signaling pathway is likely to be part of the reason the human brain is so much bigger that the mouse brain.