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Journal of pediatric surgery 43 (7): 1333-7 (2008)

Evaluation of hepatocyte growth factor in patients with biliary atresia.

Chih-Sung Hsieh , Li-Tung Huang , Shin-Ye Lee , Chao-Cheng Huang , Ching-Lin Lee , Jiin-Haur Chuang , Chao-Long Chen
ABSTRACT
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent mitogen for mature hepatocytes in primary culture and seems to be a trigger factor for liver regeneration and proliferation after liver injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of HGF in patients with biliary atresia (BA).
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.09.007      ISSN: 0022-3468