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Epidermal Growth Factor: Methods and Protocols.


Epidermal growth factor Epidermal growth factor or EGF is a growth factor that plays an important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation. Human EGF is a 6045 Da protein with 53 amino acid residues and three intramolecular disulfide bonds. ; methods and protocols.

Ed. by Tarun B. Patel and Paul J. Bertics.

Humana Press Inc.


208 pages



Methods in molecular biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller ; 327


Epidermal growth factor (EGF EGF
epidermal growth factor
) regulates a wide array of biological events, from normal development to pathological states Noun 1. pathological state - a physical condition that is caused by disease
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
 including cancer and cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease
Disease that affects the heart and blood vessels.

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. Patel (pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, Loyola U.-Chicago) and Bertics (biomolecular chemistry, U. of Wisconsin, Madison) introduce 14 chapters presenting a wide spectrum of reproducible protocols (in standard series' format) used to study this major therapeutic target. International researchers discuss approaches ranging from the study of the purified EGF receptor to complex signaling and processing networks in intact cells. With the EGF receptor system (mapped in a color diagram) now recognized for its role in many aggressive cancers, a chapter explores its pharmacological and clinical implications for cancer therapy.

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