• Product nameAnti-PLGF antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to PLGF
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, WB, IHC-P, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human PLGF (N terminal). Highly purified N-terminal 20 aa synthetic peptide (Human).
    Database link: P49763

  • Positive control
    • human placenta and brain tumours
  • General notesAccording to Swissprot P49763; PLGF exist in 3 isoforms PLGF 1, 2 and 3. The N-terminal immunogen sequence of ab9542 is present in all isoforms so extra bands might be observed near the band of interest.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab9542 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml.

Allows the detection of 1.0 - 2.5 ng/well of recombinant human PLGF-1 and PLGF-2.

WB Use a concentration of 1 - 4 µg/ml.

It will detect 25 - 50 ng/lane of recombinant human PLGF-1 (17-18 kDa) and PLGF-2 (22-23 kDa) under reducing conditions. Dimers are detected at higher protein amounts/lane.

IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 19336420
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.


  • FunctionGrowth factor active in angiogenesis and endothelial cell growth, stimulating their proliferation and migration. It binds to the receptor FLT1/VEGFR-1. Isoform PlGF-2 binds NRP1/neuropilin-1 and NRP2/neuropilin-2 in a heparin-dependent manner.
  • Tissue specificityWhile the three isoforms are present in most placental tissues, PlGF-2 is specific to early (8 week) placenta and only PlGF-1 is found in the colon and mammary carcinomas.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the PDGF/VEGF growth factor family.
  • DomainIsoform PlGF-2 contains a basic insert which acts as a cell retention signal.
  • Post-translational
  • Cellular localizationSecreted. The three isoforms are secreted but PlGF-2 appears to remain cell attached unless released by heparin.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • D12S1900 antibody
    • Pgf antibody
    • PGFL antibody
    • PIGF antibody
    • Placenta growth factor antibody
    • Placental growth factor antibody
    • Placental growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor related protein antibody
    • PlGF 2 antibody
    • PlGF antibody
    • PLGF_HUMAN antibody
    • PlGF2 antibody
    • SHGC 10760 antibody
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Anti-PLGF antibody images

  • Western blot of chromatography purified, recombinant PlGF-1/-2 and VEGF165 immobilized to PVDF-membrane. PlGF antibody shows no cross-reactivity to VEGF165.
  • ICC/IF image of ab9542 stained HepG2 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab9542, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.

References for Anti-PLGF antibody (ab9542)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Beiswenger TR  et al. The effect of cigarette smoke extract on trophoblast cell viability and migration: the role of adrenomedullin. Reprod Sci 19:526-33 (2012). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 22267538) »
  • Xu HX  et al. Expression and prognostic significance of placental growth factor in hepatocellular carcinoma and peritumoral liver tissue. Int J Cancer 128:1559-69 (2011). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 20521248) »

See all 10 Publications for this product

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The IHC-P dilution, 1/1000 is for guidelines purpose only; you can use this dilution as a start however if you observe faint staining then you might need more concentrated antibody e.g. 1/500 d...

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The only reason for double band is dimer of PLGF protein. Please re do the WB with following suggestions;

- Heat lysates with sample buffer 10 minutes at 100C.
- Load 30ug protein per well
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