Human VEGF-A/VEGF121 Recombinant Protein (RPES0969)

Product type:
Recombinant Protein
Host species:
Human Cells
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Human VEGF-A/VEGF121 Recombinant Protein

Human VEGF121; also known as Vascular endothelial growth factor A; VEGFA; Vascular permeability factor; VPF and VEGF; is a homodimeric; heparin-binding glycoprotein which belongs to the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family. VEGF-A is a glycosylated mitogen that specifically acts on endothelial cells and has various effects; including mediating increased vascular permeability; inducing angiogenesis; vasculogenesis; permeabilization of blood vessels and endothelial cell growth; increasing microvascular permeability; promoting cell migration and inhibiting apoptosis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants of VEGF-A encod either secreted or cell-associated isoforms. The lymphangiogenesis may be promoted by upregulation of VEGF121; which may in turn act in part via induction of VEGF-C. It binds to the FLT1/VEGFR1 and KDR/VEGFR2 receptors; heparan sulfate and heparin. NRP1/Neuropilin-1 binds isoforms VEGF-165 and VEGF-145. Isoform VEGF165B binds to KDR but does not activate downstream signaling pathways; does not activate angiogenesis and inhibits tumor growth.