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Gene Symbol KDR
Synonyms CD309 | FLK1 | VEGFR | VEGFR2
Gene Description KDR (VEGFR2), kinase insert domain receptor, is also known as vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 and is an endothelial cell surface receptor tyrosine kinase and member of the vascular endothelial growth factor family of proteins that plays a role in angiogenesis and cell proliferation through activation of RAF-MEK-MAP and PI3K-AKT pathways (PMID: 25568876, PMID: 29093528, PMID: 26578684). KDR amplification and overexpression have been reported in a variety of tumor types (PMID: 21382095, PMID: 27218826, PMID: 25231439, PMID: 20606037, PMID: 30819137) and somatic mutations have been reported in sarcomas and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (PMID: 22314185, PMID: 11801954).


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