PA5-16871 targets Flt-4 in immunohistochemistry (paraffin), immunoprecipitation, and Western blot applications and shows reactivity with human, mouse, and rat samples.
The PA5-16871 immunogen is a synthetic peptide derived from C-terminus of human Flt-4.
Vascular endothelial growth factor is a key regulator of blood vessel development in embryos and angiogenesis in adult tissues. Unlike VEGF, the related VEGFC stimulates the growth of lymphatic vessels through its specificl ymphatic endothelial receptor VEGFR-3. In 1998, Dumont showed that targeted inactivation of the VEGFR-3 gene in mice resulted in defective blood vessel development in early embryos. Vasculogenesis and angiogenesis occurred, but large vessels became abnormally organized with defective lumens, leading to fluid accumulation in the pericardial cavity and cardiovascular failure at embryonic day 9.5. Thus, VEGFR3 has an essential role in the development of theembryonic cardiovascular system before the emergence of the lymphatic vessels.
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Protein Aliases: FLT-4; FMS-like tyrosine kinase 4; fms-related tyrosine kinase 4; soluble VEGFR 3; sVEGFR 3; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor FLT4; Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3; VEGF R3; VEGFR-3
Gene Aliases: FLT-4; FLT4; FLT41; LMPH1A; PCL; VEGFR-3; VEGFR3
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor