Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- platelet-derived growth factor alpha polypeptide,
- Platelet-derived growth factor,
PDGFA, or platelet-derived growth factor alpha polypeptide, is a member of the platelet-derived growth factor family. PDGFA is a growth factor that plays an essential role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation, cell migration, survival and chemotaxis. There are four members of the PDGF family, characterized by a motif of eight cysteines. PDGFA exists as either a homodimer or a heterodimer with PDGFB (platelet-derived growth factor beta polypeptide).
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
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No additional breast data available.
PDGFA was one of numerous potential early detection biomarkers specific to triple-negative breast cancer in multiple pathways identified.
- Discovery and preliminary confirmation of novel early detection biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancer using preclinical plasma samples from the Women's Health Initiative observational study.
- Plasma biomarker profiles differ depending on breast cancer subtype but RANTES is consistently increased.