INTRODUCTION: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial cell mitogen. The objective of this study was to verify the proregenerative effects of VEGF in an experimental model of acute liver failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty four rats that underwent intraperitoneal injection of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) were randomly divided into two groups: group B animals received intravenous injection of VEGF164 1 hour following CCl4 poisoning. Group A hosts were untreated. To obtain daily liver function ...
31 May 2006
Volume: 38 Issue: 4 Pages: 1193-1194