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EGF

Abbreviation for epidermal growth factor.

EGF

abbr.
epidermal growth factor

EGF

abbreviation for epidermal growth factor.

EGF

A 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.

Molecular pathology
Defects in EGF cause hypomagnesaemia type 4; EGF dysregulation is linked to the growth and progression of certain cancers.