96 Tests PN: B111523


45x Ab-conjugated beads (S5P10 - human VEGF-C Ab-bead). PN: B111523A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-human VEGF-C conjugated to AimPlex Bead S5P10.

25x Biotin-detection Ab (human VEGF-C Biotin-dAb). PN:B111523B. One vial containing 100 µL of biotinylated anti-human VEGF-C.

Lyophilized Standard Mix-Human Group 4 Panel A. PN: HG4009A. One vial containing lyophilized recombinant human BDNF, beta-NGF, EGF, FGF basic, OPG, OPN, PDGF-AB and VEGF-C.   Note: If multiple analyte kits on the above target list are ordered as a panel, only one vial of standard mix is supplied for those analyte kits.

Application: Optimal antibody pair and antigen standard for assaying human VEGF-C.  Can be multiplexed with other analytes in Human Group 4.  To be used in conjunction with the AimPlex NR Basic Kit (PN: P100001) and a diluent kit. Refer to the AimPlex Multiplex Immunoassay User Manual and kit inserts for the assay procedure.

Important: Sample types containing low levels of platelets such as platelet-poor plasma are recommended.

Storage:  2-8 C in the dark.

Important: Sodium azide forms explosive compounds with heavy metals. These products contain <0.05% (w/w) azide which with repeated contact with lead and copper commonly found in plumbing drains may result in the buildup of shock sensitive compounds. Dispose in accordance with regulations from your institute.

For Research Use Only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Assay Specifications:

  • Sample types: Cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma, bodily fluid and tissue/cell lysate

  • Sensitivity (LOD): < 5 pg/mL

  • Quantitation range:

  • LLOQ: < 10 pg/mL

  • ULOQ: > 5,000 pg/mL

  • Standard dose recovery: 70-130%

  • Intra-assay CV: < 10%

  • Inter-assay CV: < 20%

  • Cross-reactivity of analytes in Human Group 4: Negligible

  • Sample volume: 15 µL/test


Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGF-C) is a member of the platelet-derived growth factor/ vascular endothelial growth factor (PDGF/VEGF) family. The main function of VEGF-C is in lymphangiogenesis, where it acts on lymphatic endothelial cells primarily via its receptor VEGFR-3 promoting survival, growth and migration. It was discovered in 1996 as a ligand for the orphan receptor VEGFR-3.  It has been shown to be a specific growth factor for lymphatic vessels in a variety of models. VEGF-C can also promote the growth of blood vessels and regulate their permeability. The effect on blood vessels can be mediated via its primary receptor VEGFR-3 or its secondary receptor VEGFR-2. Apart from vascular targets, VEGF-C is also important for neural development and blood pressure regulation. Diseases associated with VEGFC include lymphedema, hereditary and breast carcinoma.


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