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NCI Drug Dictionary


palifermin  Patient Information
A recombinant form of the endogenous human keratinocyte growth factor. Palifermin binds to epithelial cell surface receptors in the lining of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, resulting in stimulation of epithelial cell proliferation, differentiation and upregulation of cytoprotective mechanisms. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:growth factor, recombinant human keratinocyte
keratinocyte growth factor, recombinant human
recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor
rhu keratinocyte growth factor
US brand name:Kepivance