[Level of EGF in cord blood and biological maturity of the newborn].


The concentration of epidermal growth factor-EGF has been measured in umbilical vein serum among preterm and term newborns by means of specific RIA assay. The mean EGF concentration among term newborns was found to be higher than in preterm (0.236 +/- 0.094 vs 0.167 +/- 0.087 pg/ml; p < 0.05). We did not observed any correlation between EGF concentrations… (More)