Effects of keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) on gut growth and repair.

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Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a mitogen found throughout the gastrointestinal tract, but its role in gastrointestinal pathophysiology is unclear. The effect of recombinant KGF on gut growth and repair has been examined using a variety of in vivo models. Rats receiving total parenteral nutrition had co-infusions of KGF or control for 6 days. Changes in… (More)

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