FLT-1, FLT1, Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor FLT, Flt-1, Tyrosine-protein kinase FRT, Fms-like tyrosine kinase 1, VEGFR-1.
Endothelial cells express three different vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, belonging to the family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). They are named VEGFR-1 (Flt-1), VEGFR-2 (KDR/Flk-1), VEGFR-3 (Flt-4). Their expression is almost exclusively restricted to endothelial cells, but VEGFR-1 can also be found on monocytes, dendritic cells and on trophoblast cells. The flt-1 gene was first described in 1990. The receptor contains seven immunoglobulin-like extracellular domains, a single transmembrane region and an intracellular splited tyrosine kinase domain. Compared to VEGFR-2 the Flt-1 receptor has a higher affinity for VEGF but a weaker signaling activity. VEGFR-1 thus leads not to proliferation of endothelial cells, but mediates signals for differentiation. Interestingly a naturally occuring soluble variant of VEGFR-1 (sVEGFR-1) was found in HUVE supernatants in 1996, which is generated by alternative splicing of the flt-1 mRNA. The biological functions of sVEGFR-1 still are not clear, but it seems to be an endogenous regulator of angiogenesis, binding VEGF with the same affinity as the full-length receptor.
FLT1 D1-3 Human Recombinant produced in baculovirus is monomeric, glycosylated, polypeptide containing 327 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 45 kDa.
The soluble receptor protein contains only the first 3 extracellular domains, which contain all the information necessary for binding of VEGF.
The FLT1 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
FLT1 D1-3 was lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) sterile solution containing 1xPBS.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized FLT1 D3 in sterile water not less than 100 µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Lyophilized FLT-1 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution FLT1 should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Greater than 90.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
The activity of FLT1D1-3 was determined by its ability to inhibit the VEGF-165-induced proliferation of HUVE cells.
Amino acid sequence
SKLKDPELSLKGTQHIMQAGQTLHLQCRGEAAHKWSLPEMVSKESERLSI TKSACGRNGKQFCSTLTLNTAQANHTGFYSCKYLAVPTSKKKETESAIYI FISDTGRPFVEMYSEIPEIIHMTEGRELVIPCRVTSPNITVTLKKFPLDT LIPDGKRIIWDSRKGFIISNATYKEIGLLTCEATVNGHLYKTNYLTHRQT NTIIDVQISTPRPVKLLRGHTLVLNCTATTPLNTRVQMTWSYPDEKNKRA SVRRRIDQSNSHANIFYSVLTIDKMQNKDKGLYTCRVRSGPSFKSVNTSV HIYDKAFITVKHRKQQVLETVAGKRSY.
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