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VEGFR2 a receptor tyrosine kinase of the VEGFR family. High affinity receptor for VEGF and VEGF-C. Ligand binding induces autophosphorylation and activation. Activated receptor recruits proteins including Shc, GRB2, PI3K, Nck, SHP-1 and SHP-2. Plays a key role in vascular development and regulation of vascular permeability. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC; Kinase, protein; Membrane protein, integral; Protein kinase, TK; Protein kinase, tyrosine (receptor); TK group; VEGFR family
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 4q12
Cellular Component: cell junction; early endosome; endoplasmic reticulum; endosome; Golgi apparatus; integral to plasma membrane; lipid raft; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: growth factor binding; Hsp90 protein binding; integrin binding; protein binding; protein-tyrosine kinase activity; receptor signaling protein tyrosine kinase activity; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor activity
Biological Process: angiogenesis; cell migration during sprouting angiogenesis; embryonic hemopoiesis; extracellular matrix organization and biogenesis; negative regulation of apoptosis; peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; positive regulation of angiogenesis; positive regulation of cell migration; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of endothelial cell proliferation; positive regulation of focal adhesion formation; positive regulation of macroautophagy; positive regulation of MAPKKK cascade; positive regulation of mitochondrial depolarization; positive regulation of nitric-oxide synthase biosynthetic process; positive regulation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase cascade; positive regulation of positive chemotaxis; positive regulation of protein amino acid phosphorylation; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; regulation of cell shape; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathway; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor signaling pathway; vasculogenesis
Disease: Hemangioma, Capillary Infantile
Reference #:  P35968 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: CD309; Fetal liver kinase 1; fetal liver kinase-1; FLK-1; FLK1; KDR; Kinase insert domain receptor; kinase insert domain receptor (a type III receptor tyrosine kinase); Protein-tyrosine kinase receptor flk-1; soluble VEGFR2; tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor; Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2; VEGFR; VEGFR-2; VEGFR2; VGFR2
Gene Symbols: KDR
Molecular weight: 151,527 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 5.6  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  Angiogenesis  |  Tyrosine Kinases & Substrates
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