heparin-binding epidermal growth factor


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heparin-binding epidermal growth factor

Abbreviation: HB-EGF
A cytokine monokine involved in immune and inflammatory responses. It is produced by macrophages and stimulates production of smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts.
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Previous studies have shown the stimulating effect of Helicobacter pylori on the gene expression of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (HBEGF) using the gastric epithelial cell line KATO-III.

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