• Product name

    Human VEGFC ELISA Kit
  • Detection method

  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    < 15 pg/ml
  • Range

    13.72 pg/ml - 10000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    98 %

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 90.46 83% - 99%
    Serum 109.4 100% - 118%
    Plasma 96.02 86% - 104%

  • Assay duration

    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s VEGFC Human ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of Human VEGFC in serum, plasma, cell culture supernatants.

    This assay employs an antibody specific for Human VEGFC coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and VEGFC present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-Human VEGFC antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of VEGFC bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.

  • Notes

    Optimization may be required with urine samples.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform



  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    200X HRP-Streptavidin Concentrate 1 x 200µl
    20X Wash Buffer Concentrate 1 x 25ml
    5X Assay Diluent B 1 x 15ml
    Assay Diluent C 1 x 30ml
    Biotinylated anti-Human VEGFC 2 vials
    Recombinant Human VEGFC Standard (lyophilized) 2 vials
    Stop Solution 1 x 8ml
    TMB One-Step Substrate Reagent 1 x 12ml
    VEGFC Microplate (12 x 8 wells) 1 unit
  • Research areas

  • Relevance

    Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), also known as vasculotropins, are a family of closely related growth factors having a conserved pattern of eight cysteine residues and sharing common VEGF receptors. VEGFs stimulate the proliferation of endothelial cells, induce angiogenesis, promote cell migration, increase vascular permeability, and inhibit apoptosis. The mitogenic activity of VEGFs appears to be mediated by specific VEGF receptors. The target cell specificity of VEGF is restricted to vascular endothelial cells. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGFC) is a member of the VEGF subfamily of PDGF-related growth factors. It is the ligand for Flt4 (VEGFR3) and KDR (VEGFR2). VEGFC binds Flt4 and induces tyrosine autophosphorylation of VEGFR3 and VEGFR2. VEGFC also stimulates the migration of bovine capillary endothelial cells in collagen gel. It is a specific growth factor for the lymphatic vascular system and mediates lymphangiogenesis. VEGFC is abundantly expressed in heart and skeletal muscle. Other tissues such as lung and kidney also express VEGFC.
  • Alternative names

    • Flt4 L
    • Flt4 ligand
    • FLT4 ligand DHM
    • Vascular endothelial growth factor C
    • Vascular endothelial growth factor related protein
    • VEGF C
    • VRP
    see all
  • Database links


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

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


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This product has been referenced in:

  • He X  et al. MicroRNA-186 regulates the invasion and metastasis of bladder cancer via vascular endothelial growth factor C. Exp Ther Med 14:3253-3258 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28966690) »
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Vielen Dank für Ihren Anruf.

Leider ist es so, wie ich befürchtet habe, wir können leider keine Angabe zu diesen Kits mit HepG2 Zellen, bzw mit anderen Leberzelllinien machen. Grundsätzlich spricht aber nichts gegen die Verwendung dieses Kits mit Zellkulturlysaten.

Note: In case follow-up experiments are needed, it is strongly recommended to sub-aliquot all samples after preparation to minimize cytokine degradation from multiple freeze-thaw cycles.

How do I prepare conditioned media samples?
For testing conditioned medium, it is best to prepare serum-free or low serum medium as most
serum-containing media will innately contain cytokines. If testing serum-containing medium, it is
recommended to also run an uncultured media blank sample to assess the baseline responses.

1. On day 0, seed ˜1 million cells in 100 mm tissue culture plate with complete medium.*
2. On day 3, remove medium and replace medium with 6-8 ml of serum-free or low serum
containing medium (e.g. medium containing 0.2% calf serum).
3. On day 5, collect medium into 15 ml tube. Centrifuge at 2,000 rpm in centrifuge at 4ºC for 10
minutes. Save the supernatant. Transfer the supernatant into 1.5 ml Eppendorf tubes. Store
supernatant at -80ºC until experiment. Most samples can be stored this way for at least a year.

*Cell number may be lower or higher than this depending on the cell line so the optimal number will
need to be determined by each customer empirically based on researched literature and knowledge
of the particular samples.

How do I prepare cell or tissue lysate samples?
Cell or tissue lysates for use with ELISA kits can be prepared using
most conventional methods, e.g. homogenization of cell or tissue in Lysis Buffer. We supply a
compatible lysis buffer in many of our kits but other general low-salt (700 mM) lysis buffers can be
used with the following caveats:

1) Avoid using >0.1% SDS or other strongly denaturing detergents. In general, non-ionic
detergents such as Triton X-100 or NP-40 are best, although zwitterionic detergents such as
CHAPS, or mild ionic detergents such as sodium deoxycholate will work.
2) Use no more than 2% v/v total detergent
3) Avoid the use of sodium azide
4) Avoid using >10 mM reducing agents, such as dithiothreitol or mercaptoethanols

Note: In general, any buffers used for immunoprecipitations, including RIPA buffer, should work.

We strongly recommend adding some type of protease inhibitor “cocktail” to the lysis buffer prior to
homogenization. Most general biochemical supply companies stock a wide variety of these products. Since susceptibility to proteolytic cleavage and the type of proteases present in the lysate vary, we do not recommend a specific product. Instead, your choice of which combination of protease inhibitors to use should be based upon a literature search for your protein(s) of interest and/or tissue or cell type. Phosphatase inhibitors may be used but are not necessary unless the antibodies used in the kit specifically recognize phosphorylated (activated) forms of the protein.

Choices of the method for lysis and homogenization include glass-bead “smash,” douncing, freezethaw,
sonication and crushing frozen tissue with a mortar and pestle, or even a combination of these.
There is no one “best method” for all sample types, but some are better than others for some sample
types. Your choice of method should be made following a brief search of the literature to see how
samples similar to yours have been prepared in previous investigations.

After homogenization, centrifuge the lysates to remove cell/tissue debris (5 min @ 10,000 x g or 10
min @ 5,000 x g) and save the supernatant. Unless testing fresh, lysates should be frozen as soon as
possible and stored at -20°C (or -80°C, if possible). Centrifuge them again before incubating with any
immunoassay. Next, determine the protein concentration of your lysates using a total protein assay
not inhibited by detergents (such as the Bicinchoninic acid (BCA) assay) and normalize the volume of
each sample used to deliver the same amount of total protein for each assay.

Note: The Bradford assay is not recommended as it can be inhibited by the presence of detergents.

Since different cells and tissues may contain different amounts of protein, as starting point, we
suggest using 500 uL of lysis buffer per 1x106 cells or 10 mg tissue. You may have to adjust this
based upon your results. Your target for total protein concentration of the homogenate should be at
least 1,000 ug/mL, but 2,000 ug/mL or more would be better."

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The capture antibody used in this kit is monoclonal and detects human VEGF-C in ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, this antibody does not cross­react with recombinant human (rh)PDGF­AA, rhPDGF­BB, rhPlGF, rhVEGF165, rhVEGF206, rhVEGF­B186, or rhVEGF­D.

The accession # recognized is Q6FH59. The biotinylated detection antibody is polyclonal and detects human VEGF­C. In this format, less than 1% cross­reactivity is observed with rhVEGF121 and rhVEGF165b.

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ab100664 VEGFC Human ELISA Kit :

I can confirm this kit recognizes the mature form of VEGF-C (aa 103-227). Based on sequence similarity, the kit is also expected to detect the pro-form but this has not been specifically tested.

ab100545 IGF1 Human ELISA Kit :

This kit detects the active/free form of IGF1. However, it is not known whether the kit will also recognize the bound form (i.e. IGF1-IGFBP complex) as this has not been specifically tested or analyzed. There is an extraction step in the protocol which will helps release bound IGF-1 so if you need to detect the total IGF-1 in the samples, I would recommend including the extraction procedure. However, if you want to detect only free IGF-1 innately in the samples, you wouldn’t need to do the extraction (although I would expect the levels to be very low, likely below the sensitivity limit).

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