Human PlGF-1, his-tag (InCs) recombinant Protein
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PlGF, placental growth factor
Description of Human PlGF-1, his-tag (InCs)
Human Placenta Growth Factor-1 (PlGF-1), a 19 kDa protein consisting of 131 amino acid residues and fused to a C-terminal His-tag (6x His), is produced as a homodimer. Human Placenta Growth Factor (PlGF) is a polypeptide growth factor and a member of the platelet-derived growth factor family but more related to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). PlGF-1 acts only as a very weak mitogen for some endothelial cell types and as a potent chemoattractant for monocytes. The physiological function in vivo is still controversal. In several reports it was shown not to be a potent mitogen for endotehlial cells and not angiogenic in vivo by using different assays. Very recently it was shown by one investigator, that PlGF-1 from cell culture supernatants was angiogenic in the CAM assay and in the rabbit cornea assay. At least one high-affinity receptor for PlGF (FLT-1 or VEGF-R1) has been demonstrated in different primary cell types (e.g. human umbilical vein endothelial cells and monocytes) but PlGF does not bind to KDR/flk-1. Two different proteins can be generated by differential splicing of the human PlGF gene: PlGF-1 (131 aa native chain) and PlGF-2 (152 aa native chain). Both mitogens are secretable proteins, but PlGF-2 can bind to heparin with high affinity. PlGF-1 is a homodimer, but preparations of PlGF show some heterogeneity on SDS gels depending of the varying degrees of glycosylation. All dimeric forms posses a similar biological profile. There is good evidence that heterodimeric molecules between VEGF and PlGF exists and that they are biological active. Different cells and tissues (e.g. placenta) express PlGF-1 and PlGF-2 at different rates. A much related protein of PlGF is VEGF with about 53% homology and VEGF-B with similar biological activities.
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Centrifuge vial prior to opening. The PlGF-1 is supplied in lyophilized form with carrier-protein (BSA) and can be reconstituted with 50mM acetic acid or PBS/water. This solution can be diluted into other buffered solutions or stored frozen for future use.
Amino Acid Sequence
LPAVPPQQWA LSAGNGSSEV EVVPFQEVWG RSYCRALERL VDVVSEYPSE VEHMFSPSCV SLLRCTGCCG DENLHCVPVE TANVTMQLLK IRSGDRPSYV ELTFSQHVRC ECRPLREKMK PERCGDAVPR RTRHHHHHH
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