Human urinary epidermal growth factor excretion: age, sex, and race dependence.


We measured the urinary excretion of immunoreactive epidermal growth factor (IR-EGF) in random urine specimens obtained from 358 ambulatory patients and normal subjects, aged 18-90 yr, with a homologous EGF RIA. We also measured IR-EGF excretion in 24-h urine collections from 40 additional normal subjects, aged either 20-29 or 60-69 yr, to detect possible… (More)


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