Keratinocyte growth factors radioprotect bowel and bone marrow but not KHT sarcoma.

@article{Okunieff2001KeratinocyteGF,
  title={Keratinocyte growth factors radioprotect bowel and bone marrow but not KHT sarcoma.},
  author={Paul G Okunieff and Minghuan Li and Wai Man Liu and J Z Sun and Bruce M. Fenton and Liming Zhang and I. Ding},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={491-5}
}
Various members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family of proteins have been shown to protect against acute and late radiation damage of normal tissues. Protection of the small bowel, for example, occurs via both increased proliferation and reduced apoptosis. Other beneficial effects of FGFs include promotion of bone growth, pneumonitis prevention, and apoptosis suppression of endothelium in vivo and in vitro after irradiation. This protection against radiation requires only low and… CONTINUE READING

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