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Epidermal Growth Factor

"Epidermal Growth Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Epidermal Growth Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Epidermal Growth Factor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 486 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 31 publications in 2004
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