Protective effect of hepatocyte growth factor on interferon-gamma-induced cytotoxicity in mouse hepatocytes.

We examined the interactive effect of several cytokines (interleukin-1 beta [IL-1 beta], tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-alpha], interferon gamma [IFN-gamma], IL-6, IFN-alpha/beta, and hepatocyte growth factor [HGF]) presumably involved in hepatitis, on primary cultured murine hepatocytes. Among these cytokines, only IFN-gamma induced LDH release from… (More)