May have a role in maintaining the integrity of the blood vessels. Has growth promoting activity on endothelial cells, angiogenic activity in vivo and chemotactic activity on endothelial cells in vitro. Homodimer. Belongs to the thymidine/pyrimidine-nucleoside phosphorylase family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytokine; DNA replication; EC 220.127.116.11; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Nucleotide Metabolism - pyrimidine; Phosphorylase; Transferase; Xenobiotic Metabolism - drug metabolism - other enzymes