"EGF Family of Proteins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A family of proteins that are related to epidermal growth factor. They share in common a consensus sequence consisting of six spatially conserved CYSTEINE residues which form three intramolecular bonds. This consensus sequence is commonly referred to EGF motif and is considered essential for binding of the proteins to ERB RECEPTORS.
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