Epidermal growth factor receptor

What is Epidermal growth factor receptor?

Epidermal growth factor receptor meaning The protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, so these cells may divide excessively in the presence of epidermal growth factor.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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