PLGF-2 is an angiogenic factor that belongs to the cysteine-knot superfamily of growth factors. PLGF-2 is expressed in umbilical vein endothelial cells and placenta. It signals through the VEGFR-1/FLT1 receptor, and stimulates endothelial cell proliferation and migration. PlGF-2 also signals through Neuropilin (NP-1), and can bind with high affinity to heparin. Recombinant Human PLGF-2 is a 34.0 kDa disulfide-linked homodimeric protein of two 150 amino acid polypeptide chains.
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Determined by its ability to chemoattract human monocytes of using a concentration range of 5.0–50.0 ng/ml.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C.