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  • VIP

  • Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
  • HOR-043
  • Shipped at Room temp.

Catalogue number



Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Synthetic is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 28 amino acids, having a molecular mass of 3325 Dalton and a Molecular formula of C147H238N44O42S .

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.


The protein was lyophilized with no additives.       


It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100 µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.


Lyophilized Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide 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 97.0% as determined by analysis by RP-HPLC.

Amino acid sequence



ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.

Safety Data Sheet


Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), a prominent member of the glucagon-secretin peptide superfamily, plays a multifaceted role as a neuropeptide and neurotransmitter. This research paper aims to provide an extensive analysis of VIP, exploring its biochemical properties, diverse physiological functions, and potential therapeutic applications in various disease conditions.

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), originally identified for its potent vasodilatory properties in the gastrointestinal system, has since been recognized for its wide-ranging physiological effects throughout the body. As a neuropeptide and neurotransmitter.

VIP, a 28-amino acid peptide, exhibits a diverse range of biological activities due to its interactions with multiple G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) from the VIP/PACAP receptor family (Harmar et al., 2012). These receptors are expressed in various tissues and cells, enabling VIP to exert its pleiotropic effects.

VIP is involved in the regulation of numerous physiological processes. It functions as a potent vasodilator, modulates smooth muscle activity in the gastrointestinal tract, and participates in neurotransmission in the central and peripheral nervous systems (Lelievre et al., 2008). Additionally, VIP has immunomodulatory properties, influencing immune cell functions and inflammatory responses (Delgado et al., 2004).

VIP serves as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, where it contributes to various neuronal functions, including learning, memory, and sensory perception (Deng et al., 2015). Moreover, VIP has demonstrated neuroprotective effects in neurodegenerative disorders, making it a potential therapeutic target for neuroprotection and neuroregeneration (Delgado et al., 2002).

VIP's diverse physiological functions offer potential therapeutic applications in various disease contexts. Research has explored its potential in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders (Delgado et al., 2013). Furthermore, VIP-based therapies are being investigated for their neuroprotective potential in brain injuries and stroke.

As the research on VIP continues to progress, further investigation is warranted to uncover the precise mechanisms of action and potential clinical applications in medicine. VIP stands as a remarkable example of a neuropeptide with extensive physiological roles and therapeutic potential in various disease conditions.

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