> 95 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method
1. Immobilized rat VEGFC-His at 10 μg/mL (100 μL/well) can bind mouse VEGFR3-Fc (cat:50584-M02H), The EC50 of mouse VEGFR3-Fc (cat:50584-M02H) is 17.4-40.6 ng/mL.
2. Measured in a cell proliferation assay using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). The ED50 for this effect is 30-150ng/mL.
A DNA sequence encoding the rat VEGFC (O35757) (Ala108-Arg223) was expressed, fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
Predicted N Terminal
The recombinant rat VEGFC comprises 127 amino acids and predicts a molecular mass of 14.5 kDa.
Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
1. Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization. Specific concentrations are included in the hardcopy of COA.
2. Please contact us
for any concerns or special requirements.
In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
Stability & Storage
Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -70℃
Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) is a member of the VEGF family. Upon biosynthesis, VEGF-C protein is secreted as a non-covalent momodimer in an anti-parellel fashion. VEGF-C protein is a dimeric glycoprotein, as a ligand for two receptors, VEGFR-3 (Flt4), and VEGFR-2. VEGF-C may function in angiogenesis of the venous and lymphatic vascular systems during embryogenesis. VEGF-C protein is over-expressed in various human cancers including breast cancer and prostate cancer. VEGF-C/VEGFR-3 axis, through different signaling pathways, plays a critical role in cancer progression by regulating different cellular functions, such as invasion, proliferation, and resistance to chemotherapy. Thus, targeting the VEGF-C/VEGFR-3 axis may be therapeutically significant for certain types of tumors.
Joukov V, et al. (1997) Vascular endothelial growth factors VEGF-B and VEGF-C. J Cell Physiol. 173(2): 211-5.Su JL, et al. (2007) The role of the VEGF-C/VEGFR-3 axis in cancer progression. Br J Cancer. 96(4): 541-5.Anisimov A, et al. (2009) Activated forms of VEGF-C and VEGF-D provide improved vascular function in skeletal muscle. Circ Res. 104(11): 1302-12.