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Epidermal growth factor

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Epidermal growth factor: Epidermal Growth Factor, encoded by the EGF gene, has a profound effect on the differentiation of specific cells in vivo and is a potent mitogenic factor for a variety of cultured cells of both ectodermal and mesodermal origin. The EGF precursor is believed to exist as a membrane-bound molecule that is proteolytically cleaved to generate the 53-amino acid peptide hormone that stimulates cells to divide. (From LocusLink)
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Epidermal growth factor: polypeptide growth factor that exerts a wide variety of biological effects including the promotion of proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal and epithelial cells.
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Epidermal growth factor: A 6-kDa polypeptide growth factor initially discovered in mouse submaxillary glands. Human epidermal growth factor was originally isolated from urine based on its ability to inhibit gastric secretion and called urogastrone. EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR exerts a wide variety of biological effects including the promotion of proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal and epithelial cells.
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