EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor), also known as HER-1, ErbB1, or ErbB, is a transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase that binds a subset of the EGF family ligands including EGF, Amphiregulin, TGF-alpha, Betacellulin, Epiregulin, HB-EGF, and Epigen. Ligand binding induces EGFR homodimerization as well as heterdimerization with ErbB2, resulting in kinase activation, tyrosine phosphorylation and cell signaling. EGFR can also be recruited to form heterodimers with the ligand-activated ErbB3 or ErbB4. EGFR signaling regulates multiple biological functions including cell proliferation, differentiation, motility, and apoptosis. EGFR is overexpressed in a wide variety of tumors and is the target of several anti-cancer drugs. Soluble receptors consisting of the extracellular ligand binding domain are generated by alternate splicing in human and mouse.
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: Update Regarding the Evolving COVID-19 Situation
Bio-Techne appreciates the critical role that you and our products and services play in research efforts to further scientific innovation and discovery. We are continually assessing our manufacturing and supplier capabilities during the COVID-19 situation and are implementing precautionary measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of products and services. Currently, and as we abide by local shelter in place orders across the world, we are fully operational and do not anticipate any material supply disruptions across our Bio-Techne brands and product lines. As the situation evolves, our goal is to utilize preventive measures to reduce the threat that COVID-19 poses to our ability to meet the needs of our customers globally.