"Epidermal Growth Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
|Epidermal Growth Factor
- Epidermal Growth Factor
- Growth Factor, Epidermal
- Human Urinary Gastric Inhibitor
- Epidermal Growth Factor-Urogastrone
- Growth Factor-Urogastrone, Epidermal
- beta Urogastrone
- Epidermal Growth Factors
- Growth Factors, Epidermal
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