[Keratinocyte growth factor and Hepatocyte growth factor: their roles in alveolar epithelial repair].

@article{Stern2003KeratinocyteGF,
  title={[Keratinocyte growth factor and Hepatocyte growth factor: their roles in alveolar epithelial repair].},
  author={Jean-Baptiste Stern and Sandrine Jaffr{\'e} and Monique Dehoux and Bruno Crestani},
  journal={Revue des maladies respiratoires},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 6 Pt 1},
  pages={896-903}
}
INTRODUCTION The alveolar epithelium is the principal target in the course of acute lung injury (ALI) and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and to a lesser extent in chronic reactions like pulmonary fibrosis. STATE OF ART Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) and Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) are potent growth factors for type II pneumocytes and seem to play a specific role in the process of alveolar repair. PERSPECTIVES The studies conducted by our group have demonstrated 1) that… CONTINUE READING