Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (E. coli-expressed) Protein, CF

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10318-VE-010
10318-VE-050
10318-VE-100
10318-VE-250
10318-VE-500
10318-VE-01M
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Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (E. coli-expressed) Protein, CF Summary

Purity
>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
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 1-8 ng/mL.
The specific activity of Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (Catalog # 10318-VE) is approximately 1.1 x 103 U/μg, which is calibrated against recombinant human VEGF 165 WHO Standard (NIBSC code: 02/286).
Source
E. coli-derived human VEGF protein
Ala27-Arg191
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Met-Ala27 & Ala27
Structure / Form
Disulfide-linked homodimer
Predicted Molecular Mass
19 kDa
SDS-PAGE
19-22 kDa

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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.

10318-VE

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in HCl.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile 4 mM HCl. Alternatively, reconstitute at 500 μg/mL in sterile 4 mM HCl..
Shipping The product is shipped with polar packs. 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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E. coli-expressed Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (Catalog # 10318-VE) stimulated proliferation in HUVEC human umbilical endothelial cells. The ED50for this effect is 1-8 ng/mL.E. coli-derived has similar activity toSf 21(baculovirus)-derived Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (Catalog # 293-VE).

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2 μg/lane of Recombinant Human VEGF 165 (Catalog # 10318-VE) was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by Coomassie® Blue staining, showing bands at 19-22 kDa and 38-44 kDa, respectively.

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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). 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). Human VEGF165 shares 88% aa sequence identity with corresponding regions of mouse and rat, 96% with porcine, 95% with canine, and 93% with feline, equine and bovine 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. Leung, D.W. et al. (1989) Science 246:1306. 
  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

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