Enhanced fibroblast growth factor 5 expression in stromal and exocrine elements of the pancreas in chronic pancreatitis

@article{Ishiwata1998EnhancedFG,
  title={Enhanced fibroblast growth factor 5 expression in stromal and exocrine elements of the pancreas in chronic pancreatitis},
  author={Toshiyuki Ishiwata and Marko Kornmann and Hans G. Beger and Murray Korc},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1998},
  volume={43},
  pages={134 - 139}
}
Background—Fibroblast growth factor 5 (FGF-5) belongs to a group of mitogenic and angiogenic heparin binding growth factors but its potential role in chronic inflammatory conditions is not known. Aims—To compare FGF-5 expression in the normal pancreas and in the pancreas of patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and to characterise FGF-5 expression and secretion in TAKA-1 cells, an immortalised Syrian hamster pancreatic duct cell line. Methods and results—Northern blotting revealed the… 

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