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Placenta Growth Factor (PLGF) ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 7 February, 2017.

BACKGROUND

The PLGF protein is a recently identified placenta growth factor (PGF) which is a 149 amino acid in length and displays over 53% homology with the platelet-derived growth factor-like region of the human VEGF. The PLGF gene is found to be mapped to 14q24-q31 and the N-glycosylated PLGF protein can be secreted into the medium where it can function as a dimer. PLGF is a growth factor that is active in angiogenesis and endothelial cell growth where it functions in stimulating their proliferation and migration. It has the ability to bind to receptor of VEGFR-1/FLT1, it regulates the intra- and intermolecular cross talk between FLK12 and VEGF receptor tyrosine kinases FLT1.  There is also evidence that it can stimulate collateral growth and angiogenesis in limb and ischemic heart with comparable efficiency to VEGF3.

Angiogenesis and vascular transformation are two of the most important processes during the normal development of the placenta. Intrauterine growth retardation and pre-eclamptic pregnancies can occur as a result of abnormal angiogenesis and vascular transformation.

INTENDED USE

Human PLGF ELISA kit is a reliable quantitative procedure for measuring placenta growth factor (PGF) in human serum samples. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of < 1.062 pg/ml.

SENSITIVITY

The minimum sensitivity detection limit of placenta growth factor (PGF) using this PLGF ELISA kit was approximately < 1.062 pg/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 1.06 – 1000.0 pg/ml.

REFERENCES

  1. Soluble Flt-1 and PlGF: new markers of early pregnancy loss? PLoS One. (2011) 6 (3): e18041. Muttukrishna S., et al.
  2. Thyroid carcinoma cells produce PLGF to enhance metastasis. Tumour Biol. (2015) 36 (11): 8601-7. He J., Shen N. and Huang X.
  3. PlGF blockade does not inhibit angiogenesis during primary tumor growth. Cell. (2010) 141 (1): 166-77. Bais C., et al.
  4. Maternal serum sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in twin pregnancies with and without pre-eclampsia in comparison with singleton pregnancies. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. (2015) 45 (3): 286-93. Dröge L., et al.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: Placenta Growth Factor (PLGF) ELISA Kit
  • Reactivity: Human
  • Sample Type: Serum
  • Sensitivity: < 1.062 pg/ml

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