Recombinant Feline VEGF Protein, CF

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5844-CV-010
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Recombinant Feline VEGF Protein, CF Summary

Purity
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Activity
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using HUVEC human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Conn, G. et al. (1990) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:1323. The ED50 for this effect is 1.2‑6 ng/mL.
Source
E. coli-derived feline VEGF protein
Ala27-Arg189, with an N-terminal Met
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Met & Pro28
Structure / Form
Disulfide-linked homodimer
Predicted Molecular Mass
19.2 kDa (monomer)
SDS-PAGE
20 kDa, reducing conditions

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Carrier Free

What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.

5844-CV

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in HCl.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in 4 mM HCl.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
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Background: VEGF

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF or VEGF-A), also known as vascular permeability factor (VPF), is a potent mediator of both angiogenesis and vasculogenesis in the fetus and adult (1 - 3). It is a member of the PDGF family that is characterized by the presence of eight conserved cysteine residues and a cystine knot structure (4). Although only a 163 aa form has been characterized in cats, humans express alternately spliced isoforms of 121, 145, 165, 183, 189, and 206 amino acids (aa) in length (4). VEGF165 appears to be the most abundant and potent isoform, followed by VEGF121 and VEGF189 (3, 4). Isoforms other than VEGF121 contain basic heparin-binding regions and are not freely diffusible (4). Feline VEGF163 shares 90% aa sequence identity with corresponding regions of mouse and rat, 93% with human, bovine and ovine, 96% with porcine and equine, and 83% with canine VEGF, respectively. VEGF binds the type I transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinases VEGF R1 (also called Flt-1) and VEGF R2 (Flk-1/KDR) on endothelial cells (4). Although VEGF affinity is highest for binding to VEGF R1, VEGF R2 appears to be the primary mediator of VEGF angiogenic activity (3, 4). VEGF165 binds the semaphorin receptor, Neuropilin-1 and promotes complex formation with VEGF R2 (5). VEGF is required during embryogenesis to regulate the proliferation, migration, and survival of endothelial cells (3, 4). In adults, VEGF functions mainly in wound healing and the female reproductive cycle (3). Pathologically, it is involved in tumor angiogenesis and vascular leakage (6, 7). Circulating VEGF levels correlate with disease activity in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus (8). VEGF is induced by hypoxia and cytokines such as IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, oncostatin M and TNF-alpha (3, 4, 9).

References
  1. Koga, L. et al. (2002) J. Vet. Med.Sci. 64:453. 
  2. Keck, P.J. et al. (1989) Science 246:1309. 
  3. Byrne, A.M. et al. (2005) J. Cell. Mol. Med. 9:777. 
  4. Robinson, C.J. and S.E. Stringer (2001) J. Cell. Sci. 114:853.
  5. Pan, Q. et al. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282:24049.
  6. Weis, S.M. and D.A. Cheresh (2005) Nature 437:497.
  7. Thurston, G. (2002) J. Anat. 200:575.
  8. Carvalho, J.F. et al. (2007) J. Clin. Immunol. 27:246.
  9. Angelo, L.S. and R. Kurzrock (2007) Clin. Cancer Res. 13:2825.
Long Name
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Entrez Gene IDs
7422 (Human); 22339 (Mouse); 83785 (Rat); 281572 (Bovine); 403802 (Canine); 493845 (Feline); 30682 (Zebrafish)
Alternate Names
MVCD1; VAS; vascular endothelial growth factor A; Vascular permeability factor; Vasculotropin; VEGF; VEGFA; VEGF-A; VEGFMGC70609; VPF; VPFvascular endothelial growth factor

Citations for Recombinant Feline VEGF Protein, CF

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  1. In-vitro binding analysis of anti-human vascular endothelial growth factor antibodies bevacizumab and aflibercept with canine, feline, and equine vascular endothelial growth factor
    Authors: LM Muellerlei, B Buxbaum, B Nell, DA Fux
    Res. Vet. Sci., 2019;124(0):233-238.
    Species: Feline
    Sample Types: Recombinant Protein
    Applications: ELISA
  2. Evaluation of a new recombinant oncolytic vaccinia virus strain GLV-5b451 for feline mammary carcinoma therapy.
    Authors: Adelfinger M, Gentschev I, Grimm de Guibert J, Weibel S, Langbein-Laugwitz J, Hartl B, Murua Escobar H, Nolte I, Chen N, Aguilar R, Yu Y, Zhang Q, Frentzen A, Szalay A
    PLoS ONE, 2014;9(8):e104337.
    Species: N/A
    Sample Types: Antibody
    Applications: Binding Assay

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