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vascular endothelial growth factor D

Definition:
A vascular endothelial growth factor that specifically binds to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3. In addition to being an angiogenic factor it can act on lymphatic vessels to stimulate lymphangiogenesis. It is similar in structure to vascualr endothelial growth factor C in that they both contain N- and C-terminal extensions that were not found in other VEGF family members.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Entry Terms:
  • c-fos-induced growth factor
  • VEGF-D
  • vascular endothelial growth factor-D
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/208149
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