Hepatocyte growth factor is predominantly expressed by the carcinoma cells in non-small-cell lung cancer.

@article{Tsao2001HepatocyteGF,
  title={Hepatocyte growth factor is predominantly expressed by the carcinoma cells in non-small-cell lung cancer.},
  author={Ming Sound Tsao and Yan Yang and Akiva J Marcus and Ni Liu and L L Mou},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={57-65}
}
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) exerts multifunctional regulatory roles in the growth, morphogenesis, differentiation, and motility of epithelial cells, and putatively plays important roles in tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Aside from the full-length protein, 2 naturally occurring truncated HGF isoforms (NK1 and NK2) have been identified. Recent evidence suggests that a high level of HGF in surgically resected non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is a negative prognostic marker for NSCLC… CONTINUE READING