Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signal protein produced by cells that stimulates vasculogenesis and angioge-nesis. It is part of the system that restores the oxygen supply to tissues when blood circulation is inadequate. Serum concentra-tion of VEGF is high in Bronchial Asthma and low in Diabetes Mellitus. VEGF's normal function is to create new blood vessels during embryonic development, new blood vessels after injury, muscle following exercise, and new vessels (collateral circula-tion) to bypass blocked vessels.
MGC70609; Vascular endothelial growth factor; Vascular endo-thelial growth factor A; Vascular Permeability Factor; VEGF-A; VEGFA; VEG-FA_HUMAN; VPF; PIGF; Plgf; AI854365; VEGFD; VEGF-D; FIGF; VRP; Flt4-L; VEGFC; VEGF-C; Vascular endothelial growth factor D; c-Fos-induced growth factor; vascular endothelial growth factor B; vascular endothelial growth factor C; Flt4 ligand; Vascular endothelial growth factor-related protein; VRF; VEGFL; VEGF-B; VEGFB; VEGF-related factor; OTTHUMP00000022960; c-fos induced growth factor (vascular endothelial growth factor D); OT-THUMP00000218843; FLT4 ligand DHM; OT-THUMP00000236927; OTTHUMP00000236928