Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 30 November 2015, last major update June 2005

Copyright: (c) 2003-2015,, Inc.

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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
  • Exists in 4 different homodimeric isoforms due to alternate splicing
  • Potent angiogenic growth factor that stimulates endothelial cell proliferation and induces microvessel permeability
  • Protein and mRNA are overexpressed in various tumors
  • May have prognostic significance in esophageal adenocarcinoma (Hum Pathol 2005;36:955)