Growth Factors, Gastrointestinal

Heather F. Sinner, B. Mark Evers

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Trophic hormones and growth factors in the gastrointestinal tract function to enhance cell proliferation and repair and maintain tissue. Herein, we present the most commonly described growth factors and discuss the function of each as it pertains to the gastrointestinal tract. We also briefly describe the role that these trophic hormones play in tumor development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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  • Cholecystokinin
  • Epidermal growth factor
  • Fibroblast growth factor
  • Gastrin-releasing peptide
  • Glucagon-like peptide 2
  • Growth factors
  • Hepatocyte growth factor
  • Insulin-like growth factors
  • Neurotensin
  • Platelet-derived growth factor
  • Somatostatin
  • Transforming growth factor
  • Trefoil factor
  • Trophic hormones
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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