Hepatocyte growth factor as potential cardiovascular therapy.

Hepatocyte growth factor is a mesenchyme-derived pleiotropic factor that regulates the growth, motility and morphogenesis of various types of cells, and is also a member of the angiogenic growth factors. Hepatocyte growth factor is secreted by vascular endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells, and the hepatocyte growth factor receptor, c-met, was also… CONTINUE READING