Vascular-endothelial-growth-factor meaning

Any of a family of signaling proteins that cause the proliferation of endothelial cells and the development of blood vessels. They are active during normal processes such as embryogenesis and also during certain pathological processes, such as the growth of malignant tumors. Several cancer drugs have been developed that inhibit the activity of these proteins or their cell receptors.
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(biochemistry) A signalling protein that regulates vasculogenesis.
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