Keratinocyte growth factor prevents radiation damage to salivary glands by expansion of the stem/progenitor pool

Lombaert IM, Brunsting JF, Wierenga PK, Kampinga HH, de Haan G, Coppes RP Stem Cells 2008 Oct;26(10):2595-601 PMID: 18669914 Abstract Irradiation of salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment of patients with head and neck cancer evokes persistent hyposalivation. This results from