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Transforming growth factor-beta antagonizes alveolar type II cell proliferation induced by keratinocyte growth factor

Zhang, F.; Nielsen, L.D.; Lucas, J.J.; Mason, R.J.

American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 31(6): 679-686


ISSN/ISBN: 1044-1549
PMID: 15333329
DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2004-0182oc
Accession: 012704968

Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a mitogen for rat type II cells and also stimulates differentiation in vitro. Administration of KGF also protects the lung from a variety of injuries and subsequent development of fibrosis.

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