Day 151 (7p12.2-7p11.1): the EGF receptor

Rita Levi-Montalcini, winner of the 1986 Nobel prize for discovering growth factorshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Levi-Montalcini#/media/File:Rita_Levi-Montalcini_bandw.jpg

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), winner of the 1986 Nobel prize for discovering growth factors

Day 151 has 25 protein-coding genes (browser view) including EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor.)

We saw EGF onĀ Day 94; this is its receptor, which when mutated causes cancer. Read here for the story of discovering EGFR and drugs to target it.

Click here to see all 8386630 letters of Day 151 with EGFR underlined.

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