Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
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The original member of the family of endothelial cell growth factors referred to as VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTORS. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A was originally isolated from tumor cells and referred to as "tumor angiogenesis factor" and "vascular permeability factor". Although expressed at high levels in certain tumor-derived cells it is produced by a wide variety of cell types. In addition to stimulating vascular growth and vascular permeability it may play a role in stimulating VASODILATION via NITRIC OXIDE-dependent pathways. Alternative splicing of the mRNA for vascular endothelial growth factor A results in several isoforms of the protein being produced.
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- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
- Vascular Permeability Factor
- Permeability Factor, Vascular
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