Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Human Recombinant produced in CHO cells is a double, glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 165 amino acids and migrates as 44 kDa in SDS-PAGE under non-reducing conditions. The VEGF is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Vascular endothelial growth factor is an important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. As its name implies, VEGF activity has been mostly studied on cells of the vascular endothelium, althoµgh it does have effects on a number of other cell types (e.g. stimulation monocyte/ macrophagemigration, neurons, cancer cells, kidney epithelial cells ). VEGF mediates increased vascular permeability, induces angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and endothelial cell growth, promotes cell migration, and inhibits apoptosis. In vitro, VEGF has been shown to stimulate endothelial cell mitogenesisand cell migration. VEGF is also a vasodilator and increases microvascular permeability and was originally referred to as vascular permeability factor.Elevated levels of this protein are linked to POEMS syndrome, also known as Crow-Fukase syndrome. Mutations in this gene have been associated with proliferative and nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
The protein was lyophilized from a Phosphate- Buffered Saline, pH 7.4.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Human in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Lyophilized Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Human althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution VEGF Human Recombinant should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Greater than 97.0% as determined by:(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.
Determined by its ability to stimulate 3H-Thymidine incorporation in human ublical vein endothelial cells, the ED50 for this effect was found to be 2-6ng/ml, corresponding to a Specific Activity of 166,667-500,000IU/mg.
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