RAPID COMMUNCATION Hepatocyte Growth Factor Is a Synergistic Factor for the Growth of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

  • ByT.E. Kmiecik
  • Published 2003


Bone marrow (BM) stromal cells, which include macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and adipocytes, have been shown to produce several factors that modulate the growth of BM progenitors. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a fibroblast-derived factor and has recently been shown to be a ligand for the e-met proto-oncogene, a member of the receptor class… (More)


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