Technical Data
V2110-07D
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, Recombinant, Mouse (VEGF)
2ug
10ug
100ug
Growth Factors, Cytokines Storage: -70CShipping: Blue Ice
Vascular endothelial growth factor-A was originally isolated from tumor cells and referred to as Tumor Angiogenesis Factor or Vascular Permeability Factor. Although expressed at high levels in certain tumor-derived cells it is produced by a wide variety of cell types. In addition to stimulating vascular growth and vascular permeability it may play a role in stimulating Vasolidation via nitric oxide-dependent pathways. Alternative splicing of the mRNA for VEGF-A results in several isoforms of the protein being produced. Rat and bovine VEGF are one amino acid shorter than the human factor, and the bovine and human sequences show a homology of 95 percent.
In contrast to other factors mitogenic for endothelial cells such as FGF-1, FGF-2 and PDGF, VEGF is synthesized as a precursor containing a typical hydrophobic secretory signal sequence of 26 amino acids. Glycosylation is not required for efficient secretion of VEGF.

Biological Activity: The biological activity is determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) using a concentration range of 1.0-5.0ng/ml.

AA Sequence:
MAPTTEGEQK SHEVIKFMDV YQRSYCRPIE TLVDIFQEYP DEIEYIFKPS CVPLMRCAGC CNDEALECVP TSESNITMQI MRIKPHQSQH IGEMSFLQHS RCECRPKKDR TKPEKHCEPC SERRKHLFVQ DPQTCKCSCK NTDSRCKARQ LELNERTCRC DKPRR

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O, aliquot and store at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

Molecular Weight:
39.1kD
Source: Recombinant, murine, E. coli
Purity: 95% as determined by RP-HPLC; Reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE.
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder. Reconstitute with sterile dH2O PBS to 0.1-1mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
1. Blocking neuropilin-1 function has an additive effect with anti-VEGF to inhibit tumor growth. Cancer Cell 2007 Jan;11(1):53-67
2. [The relationship between plasma level of VEGF or soluble Flt-1 and efficacy of hepatic arterial chemotherapy in patients with liver metastasis of colorectal cancer] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2006 Nov;33(12):1841-4
3. VEGF, FGF1, FGF2 and EGF gene polymorphisms and psoriatic arthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2007 Jan 4;8:1
4. Impact of VEGF expression on the physiological characteristics of clonal cell lines. In Vivo 2006 N ov-Dec;20(6B):815-21
5. Expression of VEGF and its receptors and angiogenesis in bone and soft tissue tumors. Anticancer Res 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6B):4307-11
6. Stimulation of apical and basolateral VEGF-A and VEGF-C secretion by oxidative stress in polarized retinal pigment epithelial cells. Mol Vis 2006 Dec 22;12:1649-59

Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.