Hepatocyte Growth Factor / Scatter Factor Effects on Epithelia

Intestinal epithelial cells rest on a fibroblast sheath. Thus, factors produced by these fibroblasts may influence epithelial function in a paracrine fashion. We examined modulation of intestinal epithelial function by one such fibroblast product, scatter factor/ hepatocyte growth factor (HGF/ SF). This effect was studied in vitro by using model T84… CONTINUE READING