We examined the distribution of several relevant growth factors in γ- interferon transgenic mice, which undergo continual growth and differentiation in the pancreas. As a result, epidermal growth factor (EGF), TGF-α, and the EGF receptor were identified as potentially important in mediating some of these regenerative changes. Transient up-regulation of EGF, TGF-α, and the EGF receptor were observed in acinii undergoing differentiation into duct-like structures. These ducts have been shown to proliferate and potentiate regeneration of the pancreatic islet mass.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology