Mesenchymal cells from the human embryonic palate are highly responsive to epidermal growth factor

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Science  31 Jul 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4507, pp. 563-565
DOI: 10.1126/science.7017936


An established line of mesenchymal cells from the human embryonic palate is highly sensitive to the stimulatory effect of epidermal growth factor on growth, labeled thymidine incorporation, and ornithine decarboxylase activity. The results suggest that epidermal growth factor may play a key role in development of various human embryonic and fetal tissues.