Mucosal secretion and expression of basic fibroblast growth factor in patients with collagenous colitis

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OBJECTIVES:Collagenous colitis (CC), a condition of unknown ethiology and pathophysiology, is characterized by watery diarrhea and increased amounts of collagen in the colonic mucosa. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a potent multifunctional growth factor that stimulates proliferation and differentiation of fibroblasts that was recently detected in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.07634.x

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