Human Angiopoietin-1 / Ang-1

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Size5 µg
Price75 €
SourceHeLa cells
Purity Confirmation> 97% by SDS-PAGE & HPLC analyses
Length [aa]485
Molecular Weight60.0-70.0 kDa
Endotoxin Levels< 0.1 ng/µg of protein (<1EU/µg)
Biological ActivityDetermined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC).
Species ReactivityHuman
Buffer10 mM Sodium Phosphate, pH 8.5
ReconstitutionReconstitute in water to a concentration of 1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex.
Stability and StorageThe lyophilized protein is stable at room temperature for up to 1 month.Working aliquots stored with a carrier protein are stable for at least 3 months at -20oC to -80oC.
SynonymsANGPT1; AGP1; AGPT; ANG1
DescriptionHuman Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), a 66 kDa protein consisting of 476 amino acid residues (N21-F496), is fused to a C-terminal His-tag and produced in HeLa cells. The angiopoietin (Ang) family of growth factors includes four members, all of which bind to the endothelial receptor tyrosine kinase Tie2. Two of the Angs, Ang-1 and Ang-4, activate the Tie2 receptor, whereas Ang-2 and Ang-3 inhibit Ang-1-induced Tie2 phosphorylation. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) is a secreted growth factor which binds to and activates the Tie-2 receptor tyrosine kinase. The factor enhances endothelial cell survival and capillary morphogenesis, and also limits capillary permeability. Ang-2 binds the same receptor but fails to activate it: hence, it is a natural inhibitor of Ang-1. Ang-2 destabilizes capillary integrity, facilitating sprouting when ambient vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are high, but causing vessel regression when VEGF levels are low. Tie-1 is a Tie-2 homologue but its ligands are unknown. Angiopoietin and Tie genes are expressed in the mammalian metanephros, the precursor of the adult kidney, where they may play a role in endothelial precursor growth. Tie-1-expressing cells can be detected in the metanephros when it first forms and, based on transplantation experiments, these precursors contribute to the generation of glomerular capillaries. During glomerular maturation, podocyte-derived Ang-1 and mesangial-cell-derived Ang-2 may affect growth of nascent capillaries. After birth, vasa rectae acquire their mature configuration and Ang-2 expressed by descending limbs of loops of Henle would be well placed to affect the growth of this medullary microcirculation. Finally, preliminary data implicate angiopoietins in deregulated vessel growth in Wilms' kidney tumors and in vascular remodeling after nephrotoxicity. Altogether, existing data suggest that VEGF-A and Angiopoietins not only have quite different roles during vascular development, but also very complementary and coordinated roles.
Uniprot IDQ15389
Protein RefSeqNP_001137.2
mRNA RefSeqNM_001146


  1. Angiopoietin-2 Stimulation of Endothelial Cells Induces αvβ3 Integrin Internalization and Degradation. M. Thomas et al., J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 30; 285(31): 23842–23849.

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