Epidermal growth factor

 

Epidermal growth factor (EGF). This is of considerable importance in the fetus and even in adult tissues. It is present both and fetus and adult tissues, mostly in the epidermis of skin, and bone. Recently, it has been shown to aid wound healing and therefore it is being tried out as a therapeutic agent for the healing of wounds. In postnatal tissues it is found in the brain, pancreas, Brunnerís glands of the duodenum, mammary gland, thyroid gland and also the kidneys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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