epigen means

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Epigen is patented protein molecule (US patent no. 6150502) belonging to the superfamily of epidermal growth factor (EGF) which is basically an epithelial mitogen. EGF is required for DNA synthesis, cell proliferation and cell differentiation. References: http://www.rndsystems.com/molecule_detail.aspx?m=1394 Herbst RS. Review of epidermal growth factor receptor biology. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 59 (2 Suppl) 2004: 21-26.

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