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.
Human VEGF-A/VEGF121 Recombinant Protein (RPES0969)
Recombinant Human Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A is produced by our Mammalian expression system and the target gene encoding Ala27-Arg147 is expressed with a 6His tag at the C-terminus.
> 95 % as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
AP Mol Mass:
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution of 20mM PB; 150mM NaCl; pH 7.2.
This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.
Stability and Storage:
Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80°C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8°C for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.