Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the epidermis or scarf-skin; cuticular; exoskeletal. Also, rarely, epidermatoid, epidermose, epidermous, epidermidal.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the epidermis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the epidermis; epidermic; cuticular.
- adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
“It was already known that a genetic defect in the coding for epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR, a cell-surface receptor for a hormone known as epidermal growth factor, plays a role in about one-third of glioblastoma cases.”
“As serendipity would have it, scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization discovered 10 years ago that a natural animal protein, called epidermal growth factor (EGF), makes fleece fall off sheep like butter off a hot knife.”
“Both Erbitux and Vectibix target what scientists call epidermal growth-factor receptors, or EGFRs, which sit on the surface of cells.”
“Vectibix inhibits cancer cell growth and survival by targeting a protein known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).”
“Erlotinib is one of a class of drugs that specifically inhibits an important cell-surface molecule known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is highly expressed in some forms of cancer, including lung cancer.”
“Tarceva is designed to prevent tumor growth by blocking a signal pathway that controls cell division by binding to a cancer cell membrane receptor called epidermal growth factor (EGFR).”
“They found that never-smokers had more mutations in the genes that encode molecules called epidermal growth factor receptors EGFRs, which receive signals on cell membranes, than current or former smokers.”
“Lung cancer patients who have never smoked are more likely to have a mutation in a gene called epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR and are also more likely to have what is called a KRAS mutation.”
“These cells are sensitive to a particular growth factor, called epidermal growth factor or EGF, which has previously been shown to stimulate tumour growth and invasion '.”
“These cells are sensitive to a particular growth factor, called epidermal growth factor or EGF, which has previously been shown to stimulate tumor growth and invasion.”
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