Vascular permeability factor (VPF, VEGF) in tumor biology

Vascular permeability factor (VPF), also known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), is a multifunctional cytokine expressed and secreted at high levels by many tumor cells of animal and human origin. As secreted by tumor cells, VPF/VEGF is a 34–42 kDa heparin-binding, dimeric, disulfide-bonded glycoprotein that acts directly on endothelial cells… (More)