• enzyme
  • In enzymology, a thymidine phosphorylase (EC 2.4.2.4) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction thymidine + phosphate ⇌ {\displaystyle \rightleftharpoons } thymine + 2-deoxy-alpha-D-ribose 1-phosphate Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are thymidine and phosphate, whereas its two products are thymine and 2-deoxy-alpha-D-ribose 1-phosphate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the mechanism of angiogenesis by thymidine phosphorylase is not yet known, reports show that the enzyme itself is not a growth factor but indirectly causes angiogenesis by stimulating chemotaxis of endothelial and other cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • Other names in common use include pyrimidine phosphorylase, thymidine-orthophosphate deoxyribosyltransferase, animal growth regulators, blood platelet-derived endothelial cell, growth factors, blood platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor, deoxythymidine phosphorylase, gliostatins, pyrimidine deoxynucleoside phosphorylase, and thymidine:phosphate deoxy-D-ribosyltransferase. (wikipedia.org)