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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.
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Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.

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Integrins, such as the [alpha]9[beta]1 heterodimer, are highly expressed during CNS development at the axonal cell surface to aid growth cone formation and axonal elongation.
Bridgman, "Retrograde flow rate is increased in growth cones from myosin IIB knockout mice," Journal of Cell Science, vol.
Time-lapse movies indicate that these mutants fail to form stable growth cones, which is a required first step for successful axon regeneration.
Chihara et al., "Phosphorylation of collapsin response mediator protein-2 by Rho-kinase: evidence for two separate signaling pathways for growth cone collapse, " Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Assembly of microtubules in growth cones: the role of microtubule-associated proteins.
Dissociated adult Rana pipiens motoneuron growth cones turn up concentration gradients of denervated peripheral nerve-released factors.
As the growth cone moves through the environment, receptors on its filopodial structure allow maximum contact with the specific guidance signals, located within the extracellular matrix or the surface of nearby axons (Goldberg & Burmeister, 1989).
Bryan argued that his reserve growth cones, reproduced as Chart 3, allowed the FOMC to track the behavior of reserves relative to the path stated in the directive.
The collapsin response mediator protein (CRMP) is an intracellular protein discovered in a screen for components of the semaphorin 3A (originally named collapsin [3]) signaling pathway that mediates the collapse response of the growth cone [4].
If microtubule structure is experimentally destabilized in a growth cone, it becomes more like a refraction bulb, and, as a consequence, axonal growth stops.
These findings pointed out the importance of investigating the environmental molecules that drive growth cone guidance during adult CNS regeneration.