This antibody reacts with the extracellular domain of EGFR and blocks the EGF/TGF'induced activation. It also blocks tumor growth in vivo. It is excellent for purification of EGFR. EGFR is type I receptor tyrosine kinase with sequence homology to erbB-1, -2, -3 -4 or HER-1, -2, -3 -4. It binds to Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Transforming Growth Factor-a (TGF-a), Heparin-binding EGF (HB-EGF), amphiregulin, betacellulin and epiregulin.