Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues

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Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues. / Christensen, M E; Poulsen, Steen Seier.

In: Histochemistry and Cell Biology, Vol. 105, No. 5, 05.1996, p. 391-400.

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Christensen, ME & Poulsen, SS 1996, 'Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues', Histochemistry and Cell Biology, vol. 105, no. 5, pp. 391-400.

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Christensen, M. E., & Poulsen, S. S. (1996). Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 105(5), 391-400.

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Christensen ME, Poulsen SS. Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues. Histochemistry and Cell Biology. 1996 May;105(5):391-400.

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Christensen, M E ; Poulsen, Steen Seier. / Immunolocalization of transforming growth factor alpha in normal human tissues. In: Histochemistry and Cell Biology. 1996 ; Vol. 105, No. 5. pp. 391-400.

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