Aliases for VEGFC Gene
External Ids for VEGFC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for VEGFC Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the platelet-derived growth factor/vascular endothelial growth factor (PDGF/VEGF) family. The encoded protein promotes angiogenesis and endothelial cell growth, and can also affect the permeability of blood vessels. The proprotein is further cleaved into a fully processed form that can bind and activate VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3 receptors. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]
GeneCards Summary for VEGFC Gene
VEGFC (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with VEGFC include Lymphatic Malformation 4 and Hereditary Lymphedema Id. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and Ras signaling pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 binding. An important paralog of this gene is VEGFD.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for VEGFC Gene
Growth factor active in angiogenesis, and endothelial cell growth, stimulating their proliferation and migration and also has effects on the permeability of blood vessels. May function in angiogenesis of the venous and lymphatic vascular systems during embryogenesis, and also in the maintenance of differentiated lymphatic endothelium in adults. Binds and activates KDR/VEGFR2 and FLT4/VEGFR3 receptors.