What does EGF mean in Physiology?

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Epidermal Growth Factor

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Epidermal growth factor
Epidermal growth factor or EGF is a growth factor that stimulates cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR. Human EGF is a 6045-Da protein with 53 amino acid residues and three intramolecular disulfide bonds.

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