• Nature
  • Source
    Escherichia coli
  • Amino Acid Sequence
    • Species
    • Amino acids
      5 to 169
    • Tags
      His tag N-Terminus
    • Additional sequence information
      This recombinant VEGF protein comprises a 165 amino acid fragment (5-169) corresponding to the VEGF 165 isoform and is expressed in E. coli with an aminoterminal hexahistidine tag.


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab55566 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

  • Applications


    Western blot

  • Purity
    > 95 % SDS-PAGE.

  • Form
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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.

    pH: 8.00
    Constituents: 0.242% Tris, 50% Glycerol

General Info

  • Alternative names
    • Folliculostellate cell-derived growth factor
    • Glioma-derived endothelial cell mitogen
    • MGC70609
    • MVCD1
    • vascular endothelial growth factor
    • Vascular endothelial growth factor A
    • vascular endothelial growth factor A121
    • vascular endothelial growth factor A165
    • Vascular permeability factor
    • Vegf
    • VEGF A
    • VEGF-A
    • VEGF120
    • Vegfa
    • VPF
    see all
  • Function
    Growth factor active in angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and endothelial cell growth. Induces endothelial cell proliferation, promotes cell migration, inhibits apoptosis and induces permeabilization of blood vessels. Binds to the FLT1/VEGFR1 and KDR/VEGFR2 receptors, heparan sulfate and heparin. NRP1/Neuropilin-1 binds isoforms VEGF-165 and VEGF-145. Isoform VEGF165B binds to KDR but does not activate downstream signaling pathways, does not activate angiogenesis and inhibits tumor growth.
  • Tissue specificity
    Isoform VEGF189, isoform VEGF165 and isoform VEGF121 are widely expressed. Isoform VEGF206 and isoform VEGF145 are not widely expressed.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in VEGFA are a cause of susceptibility to microvascular complications of diabetes type 1 (MVCD1) [MIM:603933]. These are pathological conditions that develop in numerous tissues and organs as a consequence of diabetes mellitus. They include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy leading to end-stage renal disease, and diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic retinopathy remains the major cause of new-onset blindness among diabetic adults. It is characterized by vascular permeability and increased tissue ischemia and angiogenesis.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the PDGF/VEGF growth factor family.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted. VEGF121 is acidic and freely secreted. VEGF165 is more basic, has heparin-binding properties and, although a signicant proportion remains cell-associated, most is freely secreted. VEGF189 is very basic, it is cell-associated after secretion and is bound avidly by heparin and the extracellular matrix, although it may be released as a soluble form by heparin, heparinase or plasmin.
  • Information by UniProt


  • ab55566 on SDS-PAGE


This product has been referenced in:
  • Hunter RK  et al. Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cell Effects on a Rodent Model of Thin Endometrium. PLoS One 10:e0144823 (2015). WB . Read more (PubMed: 26657744) »
  • Mannell HK  et al. ARNO regulates VEGF-dependent tissue responses by stabilizing endothelial VEGFR-2 surface expression. Cardiovasc Res 93:111-9 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22002459) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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I am sorry my previous email was unclear.

The phosphorylation status of ab42614 is no known. This is not something that is determined during the production process.

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Thank you for your reply.

Actually it is fine to centrifuge agarose beads. Typically for IP I have centrifuged agarose beads at 500xg for 3-5 min at 4 degrees C.

Regarding your questions 1 and 2, those notes on the datasheet for ab42614 are general notes that just refer to the biochemical properties of the full length protein.

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

I think I have found a product that will suit your needs:


This is anti-GST antibody covalently linked to agarose beads. Using this product would save you additional steps of first finding an anti-GST antibody and then locating an appropriate support.

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