Epidermal growth factor induces cell proliferation in mouse pancreas and salivary glands.

@article{Ohlsson1997EpidermalGF,
  title={Epidermal growth factor induces cell proliferation in mouse pancreas and salivary glands.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Ohlsson and Claes Jansen and Ingemar Ihse and Jan Axelson},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={94-8}
}
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a mitogenic stimulus in many tissues and occurs in large amounts in the pancreas and salivary glands. Whether EGF is mitogenic in the pancreas is controversial, and the EGF effect has not been studied in the salivary glands. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the possible effects on the pancreas and parotid and submandibular glands at different time intervals after exogenous EGF administration. Human recombinant EGF was infused… CONTINUE READING