Literature associating CTGF and diffuse scleroderma
Hypertrophic chondrocyte-specific protein 24; Major connective tissue mitoattractant secreted by vascular endothelial cells. Promotes proliferation and differentiation of chondrocytes. Mediates heparin- and divalent cation-dependent cell adhesion in many cell types including fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, endothelial and epithelial cells. Enhances fibroblast growth factor-induced DNA synthesis; Belongs to the CCN family.
Synonyms: CTGF, B3KWK5, P29279, B3KWK5p, hB3KWK5 ...