Definition of epidermal growth factor in English:
A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors.
- These include fibroblast growth factor, epidermal growth factor, and platelet-derived angiogenesis factor.
- Researchers have found a new signaling component that influences movement of human breast cancer cells toward epidermal growth factor.
- The pathway is activated by a protein ligand such as epidermal growth factor.
First observed in 1959.