keratinocyte growth factor

Definition / meaning of keratinocyte growth factor

A natural substance that stimulates the growth of epithelial cells in the skin and in the lining of the mouth, stomach, and intestines. A form of keratinocyte growth factor made in the laboratory is called recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor. Also called KGF.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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