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The aim of the present study was to analyse, retrospectively on a large panel of patients (149), the influence of the donor liver characteristics on the outcome of human hepatocyte isolation obtained from resected liver biopsies from surgical waste after hepatectomy. Among the pre-operative parameters, the type of disease, age and sex of the patient,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are mitogenic polypeptides that activate specific cell surface FGF receptors (FGFRs). Pancreatic cancers overexpress basic FGF (bFGF) and the type I FGF receptor (FGFR-1), and overexpression of bFGF has been correlated with decreased patient survival. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of(More)