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PlGF, PLGF, Placental Growth Factor
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Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a member of the PDGF/VEGF family of growth factors. Four alternatively-spliced isoforms have been identified: PlGF-1, PlGF-2, PlGF-3, and PlGF-4. All isoforms are expressed in placental tissues, with PlGF-2 being expressed specifically during early placental development. PlGF-1 and PlGF-3 are considered diffusible isoforms, while PlGF-2 and PlGF-4 each contain a unique heparin binding domain that may increase associations with cell membranes. In addition to placental tissues, PlGF is expressed in the microvasculature, bone marrow, umbilical vein endothelia, uterine keratinocytes, and NK cells. PlGF binds to both VEGF-R1 and neuropilin, but not VEGF-R2 and induces monocyte activation, migration, inflammatory cytokine production. PlGF plays a key role in maternal vascular function during pregnancy, with circulating levels reaching a peak mid-gestation. It can be used as a marker for pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders such as pre-eclampsia. High levels of PlGF expression have also been linked to tumorigenesis; specifically PlGF-1 has been identified in both colon and mammary carcinomas. 

The BioLegend LEGEND MAX™ Human PlGF ELISA Kit is a Sandwich Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) with a 96-well strip plate that is pre-coated with a monoclonal mouse anti-human PlGF capture antibody. The detection antibody is a biotinylated monoclonal mouse anti-human PlGF antibody. This kit is specifically designed for the accurate quantitation of human PlGF from serum, urine, cell culture supernatant and other biological fluids. It is analytically validated with ready-to-use reagents.

Product Details
Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Kit Contents

Kit Contents
  • Anti-Human PlGF Pre-coated 96-well Strip Microplate
  • Human PlGF Dectection Antibody
  • Human PlGF Standard
  • Matrix A (for serum samples only)
  • Avidin-HRP
  • Assay Buffer A
  • Wash Buffer (20X)
  • Substrate Solution F
  • Stop Solution
  • Plate Sealers

Product Details

Verified Reactivity


0.39 pg/mL
Standard Range
3.1 - 200 pg/mL
Materials Not Included
  • Microplate reader able to measure absorbance at 450 nm
  • Adjustable pipettes to measure volumes ranging from 1 µL to 1,000 µL
  • Deionized water
  • Wash bottle or automated microplate washer
  • Log-Log graph paper or software for data analysis
  • Tubes to prepare standard dilutions
  • Timer
  • Plate Shaker
  • Polypropylene vials

Antigen Details

Biology Area
Cell Biology, Signal Transduction, Stem Cells
Molecular Family
Cytokines/Chemokines, Growth Factors
Gene ID
5228 View all products for this Gene ID
View information about PlGF on UniProt.org

Related FAQs

In your LEGEND MAX™ ELISA Kits, there is a step that calls for washing the plates before adding sample. What is the purpose of this step?

We typically use a stabilizer for pre-coated plates. The additional washing step is designed to remove these components before you start the assay. If you do not perform the washing, the effect on assay performance is negligible.

I have multiple LEGEND MAX™ ELISA kits that I want to run simultaneously. Can I use the same wash buffer for all the kits?

The wash buffer provided in all our LEGEND MAX™ kits is the same and the part numbers on the wash buffer bottles in these kits should be identical. For ELISA MAX™ Deluxe and ELISA MAX™ Standard Sets, we provide a recipe for the wash buffer on each kit’s technical data sheet. This recipe is the same for all ELISA MAX™ sets.

For some of your ELISA kits, why do my serum samples require dilution with assay buffer?

In some cases, dilution with assay buffer is required to minimize the matrix difference between the samples and the standards to achieve better accuracy.

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