Augmenter of liver regeneration: its place in the universe of hepatic growth factors.

  title={Augmenter of liver regeneration: its place in the universe of hepatic growth factors.},
  author={Antonio Francavilla and Mitchio Hagiya and Kenneth A Porter and Lorenzo Polimeno and Izumi Ihara and Thomas E. Starzl},
  volume={20 3},
As every school child knows, chameleons can regenerate a lost tail. Indeed, regrowth of appendages is a not uncommon phenomenon among other lower animals. In mammals, however, regenerative capacity is much more restricted. The special regenerative capability of the mammalian liver has been recognized over millennia, as epitomized by the ancient legend of Prometheus. The explanation for liver regeneration has been of interest to investigators for more than a century. With the convergence in our… CONTINUE READING


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