Day 94 (4q24-4q25): epidermal growth factor

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Day 94 has 35 protein-coding genes (browser view) including the gene encoding epidermal growth factor (EGF).

In 1963, Stanley Cohen discovered EGF by experimenting on mouse salivary glands after it was found that some substance in the salivary extract caused mouse pups to develop and open their eyes faster. He and Rita Levi-Montalcini won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for their work on EGF and other growth factors.

EGF is marketed as a skin care product.

Click here to see all 8646116 letters of Day 94 with EGF underlined.

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