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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Molecule of the Month for April 2001)

Screensaver Lifesaver Proteins

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) stimulates the growth of blood vessels. The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells is legendary. But this sort of growth requires a lot of blood flow to the cell area. If the blood vessel growth can be restrained, then, in theory, so can cancer growth

Find out more about the ScreenSaver LifeSaver project http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/curecancer.html

The protein structures are from the RSCB Protein Data Bank. with a reference H.M.Berman, J.Westbrook, Z.Feng, G.Gilliland, T.N.Bhat, H.Weissig, I.N.Shindyalov, P.E.Bourne: The Protein Data Bank. Nucleic Acids Research, 28 pp. 235-242 (2000)

Formal Chemical Name (IUPAC)



Picture of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

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Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for April 2001 )