from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation epidermal growth factor


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  • One important step in the events leading to the biological action of EGF is the phosphorylation of a specific amino acid tyrosine on the EGF receptor.

    Physiology or Medicine 1986 - Press Release 1986

  • Strano's team used the array to study the flux of hydrogen peroxide that occurs when a common growth factor called EGF activates its target, a receptor known as EGFR, located on cell surfaces. - latest science and technology news stories 2010

  • (NYSE: EGF) ( "EGF") has adopted a level distribution plan (the "Plan") and employs either a managed distribution or an option over-write policy to support a level distribution of income, capital gains and/or return of capital.

    Business Wire Travel News 2010

  • The presence of MSC within the tumor also enhanced expression of growth factors such as EGF and HGF.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles 2009

  • STATs can be activated by other means, for example by growth factor receptors, such as EGF,

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Devorah Gur-Wahnon et al. 2009

  • (e.g. dendritic cells and macrophages) but it is also prominent in cells stimulated with growth factors (such as EGF) [30] - [34].

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Katia Cortese et al. 2008

  • Looking at the website now, what strikes me is how little the EGF appears to have actually done in its five years of existence.

    April Books 1) The Emperor's Babe, by Bernardine Evaristo 50books_poc 2010

  • Idly checking the state of debate among Eurosceptics, I was wryly amused to discover that the latest bogeyman is the European Gendarmerie Force, or EGF.

    April Books 1) The Emperor's Babe, by Bernardine Evaristo 50books_poc 2010

  • In fairness, the more mainstream swivel-eyed loons haven't touched this one, apart from Ashley Mote MEP noting that the EGF website talks of the EU constitution, thus a "clear admission" of what the Lisbon Treaty really is (because obviously it is more likely that the governments of 27 countries would collectively lie to their people than that a poorly-written website might be inaccurate).

    April Books 1) The Emperor's Babe, by Bernardine Evaristo 50books_poc 2010

  • Eventually, EGF realized that it's all part of the game.

    April Scientiae: We Rise Up Candid Engineer 2009


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