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Epidermal growth factor-urogastrone

Epidermal growth factor-urogastrone
(Science: chemical) single chain, nonhelical, acidic polypeptides of about 52 amino acids found in most mammals. Epidermal growth factor and urogastrone are not identical but seem to share biological acivities. They promote growth of, and cell proliferation in, certain tissues, especially epidermal structures and inhibit acid secretion by the stomach. They have been used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers.
chemical name: epidermal growth factor


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