Published in Drug Week, November 28th, 2003
"Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2/KDR/Flk-1) is a high-affinity receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), and mediates most of the endothelial growth and survival signals from VEGF-A. VEGFR-2 has a typical tyrosine kinase receptor structure with seven immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domains in the extracellular region, as well as a long kinase insert in the tyrosine kinase domain. It utilizes a unique signaling system for DNA synthesis in vascular endothelial cells, i.e. a phospholipase Cgamma-protein kinaseC-Raf-MAP kinase pathway," researchers in Japan...
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