Published in Blood Weekly, May 29th, 2003
According to published research from Greece, "hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has been shown to be involved in angiogenesis, epithelial cell proliferation, and osteoclast activation. HGF and its receptor are expressed on myeloma cell lines and could be involved in the pathogenesis of bone destruction in multiple myeloma (MM). The aim of this study was to examine serum levels of HGF in untreated MM patients and its correlation with bone turnover indices and markers of disease activity."
"Forty-seven newly diagnosed MM patients and 25 controls were included: 12 patients were of...
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