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Receptors platelet-derived growth factor

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receptors, platelet-derived growth factor

specific molecular sites or structures on cell membranes that react with platelet-derived growth factor, its analogs, or antagonists, to elicit or to inhibit the specific response of the cell to this factor. Pdgf binds with different affinities and specificities to two structurally related receptors, the alpha-receptor and the beta-receptor. Both of these receptors are transmembrane proteins with an intracellular, ligand-stimulatable protein kinase domain.