Kejian Pan

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BACKGROUND Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a potent profibrotic factor, which is implicated in fibroblast proliferation, angiogenesis and extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis. It is a downstream mediator of some of the effects of transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) and is potentially induced by hyperglycemia in human renal mesangial cells.(More)
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