Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

Synonyms: Сосудистого Эндотелиального Фактора Роста; Фактор
Cyrillic synonym: Сосудистого Эндотелиального Фактора Роста; Фактор.


Vascular endothelial growth factor is a family of structurally related proteins involved in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. VEGF-A, the first member of the family to be discovered and still often referred to as simply VEGF, is thought to provide most of the angiogenic effect of this family. Other members described to date include: VEGF-B, VEGF-C, VEGF-D, VEGF-E, and placental growth factor. A gene therapy product supplying the gene for vascular endothelial growth factor D via an adenoviral vector is under investigation for the prevention of stenosis in synthetic grafts used in haemodialysis.
Published May 08, 2019.