Mouse VEGF120

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Size5 µg
Price135 €
SourceE. coli
Purity Confirmation> 95% by SDS-PAGE & silver stain
Length [aa]120
Molecular Weight28,2 kDa
N Terminal SequenceAPTTEGE
Endotoxin Levels< 0.1 ng per µg of mouse VEGF120
Biological ActivityMeasured by cell proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in the range of 2-20 ng/ml.
Species ReactivityMouse
Buffer50 mM acetic acid
ReconstitutionThe lyophilized VEGF120 should be reconstituted in 50 mM acetic acid to a concentration not lower than 50 µg/ml. For long term storage we recommend to add at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.
Stability and StorageLyophilized samples are stable for greater than six months at -20°C to -70°C. Reconstituted VEGF120 should be stored in working aliquots at -20°C.
SynonymsVascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; Vegfa; Vpf; Vegf; Vegf120
DescriptionMouse Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor120 (VEGF120), a 14.1 kDa protein consisting of 120 amino acid residues, is produced as a homodimer. VEGF120 is a polypeptide growth factor and a member of the platelet-derived growth factor family. It is a specific mitogen for vascular endothelial cells and a strong angiogenic factor in vivo. Two high-affinity tyrosine kinase receptors for VEGF120 have been identified, VEGFR-1 (FLT-1), and VEGFR-2 (Flk-1). Consistent with the endothelial cell-specific action of VEGF120, expression of both receptor genes has been found predominantly but not exclusively on endothelial cells. Expression of VEGFR-1 was also found on human monocytes, neutrophils (PMNs), bovine brain pericytes and villous and extravillous trophoblasts. In addition to its action as a mitogen it is a potent vascular permeability factor (VPF) in vivo and is also a chemo attractant for monocytes and endothelial cells. At least four different proteins are generated by differential splicing of the mouse VEGF gene: VEGF120, VEGF144, VEGF164 and VEGF188. The most abundant form is VEGF164. Whereas VEGF120, VEGF144 and VEGF164 are secreted proteins, VEGF188 is strongly cell-associated. In addition, the isoforms VEGF164 and VEGF188 bind to heparin with high affinity. VEGF is apparently a homodimer, but preparations of VEGF show some heterogeneity on SDS gels depending of the secretion of different forms and the varying degrees of glycosylation. All dimeric forms possess similar biological activities. There is evidence that heterodimeric molecules between the different isoforms exists and that different cells and tissues express different VEGF isoforms. A related protein of VEGF is placenta growth factor (PlGF) with about 53% homology and VEGF-B with similar biological activities.
Uniprot IDQ00731
Protein RefSeqNP_001020421
mRNA RefSeqNM_001025250



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