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Plays an essential role in wound healing. Induces macrophage recruitment, increased interstitial pressure, and blood vessel maturation during angiogenesis (By similarity).
|PDGF/VEGF growth factor family|
Widely expressed. Expressed at high levels in the kidney, adrenal glands, eye and CNS. In the kidney the localization is confined to arterial and arteriolar vascular smooth muscle cells and is also detected at low levels in the glomeruli In the eye in the anterior segment it is localized to the iris and ciliary body. In the retina localizes intensely to the outer plexiform layer, which contains photoreceptor axons and the synaptic layer between photoreceptors and second order neurons. In the spinal cord, prominently expressed in the motorneurons.