Hepatocyte growth factor may prevent UV-induced tumor cells. (News Front).
"As the name scatter factor suggests, this cytokine encourages cells to become more mobile and `scatter,'" said Dr. Tschaler. "It also seems to encourage the invasion of the extracellular matrix by cells. We believe that hepatocyte growth factor helps maintain the skin's barrier function without allowing for UV-damaged cells to develop into tumor cells."
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2002|
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