epidermal growth factor


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epidermal growth factor

[‚ep·ə¦dərm·əl ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
(physiology)
A polypeptide produced in animals that stimulates and sustains the replication of epidermal cells (of ectodermal or endodermal origin); its human equivalent is urogastrone.
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Biological efficacy of a chimeric antibody to the epidermal growth factor receptor in a human tumor xenograft model.
ERBITUX is a monoclonal antibody (IgG1 MAb) designed to inhibit the function of a molecular structure expressed on the surface of normal and tumor cells called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR, HER1, c-ErbB-1).
Designed to inhibit the function of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) - a molecular structure linked to tumor growth - ERBITUX is the first and only monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of head and neck cancer.
This factor, later termed epidermal growth factor (EGF), stimulates many different processes in the body, including proliferation of cells in the skin, cornea, immune systems, liver, blood cells, thyroid, ovaries and pituitary gland.
The submandibular gland produces a substance called epidermal growth factor (EGF), one of about a dozen known growth factors.
ERBITUX binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR, HER1, c-ErbB-1) on both normal and tumor cells, and competitively inhibits the binding of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and other ligands, such as transforming growth factor-alpha.
This product is a proprietary blend of professional strength compounds, including epidermal growth factors (EGF) to stimulate cell growth and repair the destructive effects of sun exposure, smoking, and aging; minerals and amino acids to nourish the skin and provide antioxidant protection; and osmoprotectants to maintain the health of the cell wall to keep skin plump and firm.
This product is a proprietary blend of professional-strength compounds, including epidermal growth factors (EGF) to stimulate cell growth and repair the destructive effects of sun exposure, smoking, and aging; minerals and amino acids to nourish the skin and provide antioxidant protection; and osmoprotectants to maintain the health of the cell wall to keep skin plump and firm.

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