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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.100.800.200
D12.776.467.100.800.200
D23.529.100.800.200
Unique ID
D042461
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D042461
Scope Note
The original member of the family of endothelial cell growth factors referred to as VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTORS. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A was originally isolated from tumor cells and referred to as "tumor angiogenesis factor" and "vascular permeability factor". Although expressed at high levels in certain tumor-derived cells it is produced by a wide variety of cell types. In addition to stimulating vascular growth and vascular permeability it may play a role in stimulating VASODILATION via NITRIC OXIDE-dependent pathways. Alternative splicing of the mRNA for vascular endothelial growth factor A results in several isoforms of the protein being produced.
Entry Term(s)
GD-VEGF
Glioma-Derived Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor
VEGF
VEGF-A
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A
Vascular Permeability Factor
Vasculotropin
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Endothelial Growth Factors (2000-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2004; VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR was indexed under ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTORS 2000-2002
History Note
2004; use VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR A (NM) 2000-2002
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2013/07/09
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