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PF082 Sigma-Aldrich

VEGFR1, Human, Recombinant, S. frugiperda

Synonym: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1, Flt-1, EMRK2



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Quality Level   100
assay   ≥90% (SDS-PAGE)
form   lyophilized
mfr. no.   Calbiochem®
storage condition   OK to freeze
storage conditions   -20C
impurities   ≤1 EU/μg Endotoxin (EU/μg cytokine)
shipped in   wet ice


General description

Recombinant, human VEGFR-1 expressed in S. frugiperda insect cells. Plays an important role in angiogenesis. Upon binding to VEGF, the receptor undergoes dimerization and is activated, leading to downstream signaling.

Recombinant, human VEGFR-1 expressed in S. frugiperda insect cells. The disulfide linked dimeric recombinant protein contains two polypeptides of 905 amino acids long with a predicted monomeric molecular mass of ~100 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the monomer migrates as a ~123 kDa protein in SDS-PAGE. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), also known as vascular permeability factor (VPF), is a secreted heparin binding cytokine expressed in tumor and animal cells. VEGF has been implicated in the control of angiogenesis due to its selective mitogenic stimulation of vascular endothelial cells and enhancement of vascular permeability. VEGF is a ~34-50 kDa dimer of two identical disulfide-linked subunits existing in four molecular species; 121, 165, 189, and 206 amino acid residues long, arising from alternative splicing of a single gene. VEGF binds to two receptor tyrosine kinases, Flt-1 (VEGFR1) and KDR/Flk-1 (VEGFR2) found almost exclusively on human endothelial cells. Flt-1 binds VEGF and a new VEGF-related ligand, placenta growth factor (PIGF) but KDR/Flk-1 binds only VEGF. The cDNA encoding the soluble truncated form of Flt-1 cloned from a human endothelial cell library encodes the 6 N-terminal IgG-like extracellular ligand-binding domain but does not encode the transmembrane spanning region and intracellular tyrosine kinase domains. The recombinant soluble receptor binds avidly to VEGF and is a potent VEGF antagonist. Recently, a third VEGF receptor was identified and cloned from tumor cells. This VEGF receptor is isoform-specific, binding VEGF165 but not VEGF121. Studies indicate that this VEGF receptor (VEGF165R) is identical to human neuropilin-1, a receptor for the collapsin/semaphorin family that mediates neuronal cell guidance.


50 μg in Plastic ampoule

Biochem/physiol Actions

EC₅₀ of 15-30 ng/ml in a cell proliferation assay using human umbilical vein endothelial cells


Toxicity: Standard Handling (A)

Physical form

Lyophilized from sterile-filtered PBS, 300 mM NaCl, 50 µg BSA/µg of cytokine.


Following reconstitution, aliquot and freeze (-20°C). Stock solutions are stable for up to 3 months at -20°C.

Reconstitute to ≥10 µg/ml with sterile PBS containing ≥0.1% HSA or BSA. It is recommended that the protein be titrated for optimal results in individual systems.

Other Notes

Huang, K., et al. 2001. Int. J. Cell Biol.33, 315.
Soker, S., et al. 1998. Cell92, 735.
Kroll, J. and Waltenberger, J. 1997. J. Biol. Chem. 272, 32521.
Kendall, R.L. and Thomas, K.A. 1993. PNAS.90, 10705.
Klagsbrun, M. and Soker, S. 1993. Current Biology 3, 699.
Senger, D., et al. 1993. Cancer and Metastasis Rev.12, 303.
Brown, L., et al. 1992. Kidney International42, 1457.
Conn, G., et al. 1990. PNAS87, 1323.
Shibuya, M., et al. 1990. Oncogene5, 519.

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