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Placenta Growth Factor human

PlGF, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, powder, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: PGF, PlGF



Related Categories Angiogenesis, Angiogenic Factors, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Cell Culture,
recombinant   expressed in E. coli
assay   ≥95% (SDS-PAGE)
form   powder
quality   endotoxin tested
mol wt   mol wt 29 kDa
suitability   suitable for cell culture
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −70°C


Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by the ability to bind rhFlt-1/Fc in a functional ELISA. Immobilized rhFlt-1/Fc at 2 μg/mL (100 μL/well) can bind rhP/GF with a linear range at 0.1 - 5 ng/mL.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Placenta growth factor (PlGF) is expressed in the placenta and somewhat less in the heart, lung and thyroid gland. Placentally expressed PlGF may act as an autocrine on trophoblasts, which express both PlGF and its receptor (VEGFR-1). Since these cells also make VEGF-A, natural heterodimers (PlGF/VEGF-A) have also been detected. Two alternatively spliced isoforms of PlGF have been identified.

Preparation Note

Recombinant human PlGF is lyophilized from a 0.2 micron filtered solution of 30% CH3CN and 0.1% TFA (pH 7.4) containing 50 microg of bovine serum albumin per 1 microg of cytokine.


Reconstitute with sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% HSA or BSA. The rhP/GF concentration should be no less than 10 μg/mL.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 30% acetonitrile and 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid containing 50 μg bovine serum albumin per 1 μg of cytokine.

Price and Availability

All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)

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Keywords: Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Cancer, Cell proliferation, Diseases, Gene expression, Growth factors, Infrared spectroscopy, Ligands, Transcription, Transduction

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF)

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a family of closely related growth factors having a conserved pattern of eight cysteine residues and sharing common VEGF receptors. Originally known simpl...
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BioFiles 2009, 4.5, 26.
Keywords: Angiogenesis, Gene expression, Growth factors, Inflammation, Ligands

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