Expression of keratinocyte growth factor and its receptor in human breast cancer: its inhibitory role in the induction of apoptosis possibly through the overexpression of Bcl-2.

@article{Hishikawa2004ExpressionOK,
  title={Expression of keratinocyte growth factor and its receptor in human breast cancer: its inhibitory role in the induction of apoptosis possibly through the overexpression of Bcl-2.},
  author={Yoshitaka Hishikawa and Na{\'o}e Tamaru and Kuniaki Ejima and Tomayoshi Hayashi and Takehiko Koji},
  journal={Archives of histology and cytology},
  year={2004},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={455-64}
}
Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF), a mesenchymal cell derived paracrine growth factor that regulates normal epithelial cell proliferation, appears to be an essential mediator of steroids in various reproductive organs. The present study was designed to determine the expression and role of KGF and its receptor (KGFR) in human breast carcinoma tissues by immunohistochemistry. We also compared the results with the expression of estrogen receptor alpha(ERalpha), ERbeta, the proliferative activity… CONTINUE READING
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