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All themes have direct medical significance and won't in simple terms preserve ophthalmologists up to date, yet will tell them tips to deal with their cornea sufferers with optimum (or very best) diagnostic and healing systems.
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TGF-b3 and growth factor receptors KGFR and HGFR were also detected by RT-PCR. A higher level of various growth factors was found in amniotic membrane with epithelium than without epithelium, indicating an epithelial origin for these growth factors [29, 45]. Neurotrophic factors like NGF (nerve growth factor) have also been demonstrated in the amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid [51, 60]. Metalloproteases and Inhibitors of Metalloproteases. Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPS) have been shown to be produced by both amniotic epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells [22, 50].
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