EGF(redirected from pro-epidermal growth factor)
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Abbreviation for epidermal growth factor.
epidermal growth factor
abbreviation for epidermal growth factor.
EGFA gene on chromosome 4q25 that encodes epidermal growth factor, a potent mitogen that plays a key role in the growth, proliferation and differentiation of numerous cell types; it acts by binding the high-affinity cell surface receptor, epidermal growth factor receptor.
Defects in EGF cause hypomagnesaemia type 4; EGF dysregulation is linked to the growth and progression of certain cancers.