Production of hepatocyte growth factor during acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Production of hepatocyte growth factor during acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Yi-zhun Zhu and Yukihiro Hojo and Uichi Ikeda and Kazuyuki Shimada},
  volume={83 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical significance of circulating hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and the role of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (monocytes), which are a possible source of HGF, in patients with acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN AND PATIENTS 37 patients with acute myocardial infarction and 13 normal control subjects were recruited. Peripheral venous blood samples were drawn from the infarct patients 1, 7, 14, and 21 days after onset. Monocytes were isolated from… CONTINUE READING
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