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      Serum Hepatocyte Growth Factor Levels in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

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          The serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were determined in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. Nondialysis patients with renal insufficiency had significantly higher serum HGF than normal subjects (0.34 ± 0.10 ng/ml, n = 21 vs. 0.19 ± 0.05 ng/ml, n= 15; p < 0.001), and the elevated serum HGF correlated with their serum creatinine levels. Hemodialysis (HD) patients treated for 5-10 years showed higher serum HGF than those receiving HD for 1 year or less (0.45 ± 0.14ng/ml, n = 8vs. 0.33 ± 0.11ng/ml, n = 9; p < 0.05). Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients also showed elevated serum HGF levels comparable to those of HD patients. There was no difference in serum HGF levels in HD patients with or without acquired cystic disease of kidney. Consequently, serum HGF is elevated in CRF, which may be attributed to the increased production of HGF in response to the chronic renal injury, the effect of heparin, or reduced removal of serum HGF in CRF patients.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1995
          1995
          18 December 2008
          : 70
          : 3
          : 324-328
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Urology, Osaka City University Medical School, bDepartment of Urology, Osaka City General Hospital, cDepartment of Urology, Shirasagi Hospital and dDepartment of Urology, Ohno Memorial Hospital, Osaka, Japan
          Article
          188612 Nephron 1995;70:324–328
          10.1159/000188612
          7477621
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Hepatocyte growth factor, Chronic renal failure

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