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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF antibody) is a sub-family of growth factors, more specifically the platelet-derived growth factor family of cystine-knot growth factors. VEGF proteins are important signaling factors involved in both vasculogenesis (the formation of the embryonic circulatory system) and angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature). Studies indicate that in certain cancers, high VEGF expression is correlated with shorter survival. This indicates that VEGF antibody is a valuable prognostic marker and holds the potential to be a predictive marker for anti-angiogenic cancer treatment.

Intended Use


Species Reactivity



Rabbit Monoclonal








Membrane and / or cytoplasmic

Positive Control

Tonsil, some breast and ovarian cancers

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