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Protein Catalog >> Growth Factors >> FGF 8 Human
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Fibroblast Growth Factor-8 Human Recombinant
 
Catalogue Number CYT-839
Synonyms FGF8B, FGF-8B, FGF8-B, KAL6, HBGF-8, HBGF8, AIGF, HBGF-8, MGC149376, fibroblast growth factor 8.
Introduction FGF8 is part of the fibroblast growth factor family. FGF family members have wide mitogenic and cell survival activities, and participate in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. FGF8 supports androgen and anchorage independent growth of mammary tumor cells. FGF8 over expression increases tumor growth and angiogensis. The adult expression of FGF-8 gene is restricted to testes and ovaries. FGF8 functions as an embryonic epithelial factor. FGF8 takes part in midbrain and limb development, organogenesis, embryo gastrulation and left-right axis determination.
Description FGF 8 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 194 amino acids and having a total molecular mass of 22.5kDa. 
Source Escherichia Coli.
Physical Appearance Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation
Lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) solution containing 5mM Na3PO4 and 50 mM NaCl, pH 7.5.
Solubility It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized FGF 8 in sterile 18M?-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions. 
Stability
Lyophilized FGF 8 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18?C. Upon reconstitution FGF 8 should be stored at 4?C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18?C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Purity Greater than 97.0% as determined by analysis by SDS-PAGE.
Amino acid sequence
MQVTVQSSPN FTQHVREQSL VTDQLSRRLI RTYQLYSRTS GKHVQVLANK RINAMAEDGD
PFAKLIVETD TFGSRVRVRG AETGLYICMN KKGKLIAKSN GKGKDCVFTE IVLENNYTAL QNAKYEGWYM AFTRKGRPRK GSKTRQHQRE VHFMKRLPRG HHTTEQSLRF EFLNYPPFTR SLRGSQRTWA PEPR
Biological Activity
The activity is determined by its ability to induce proliferation of mouse 3T3 cells and is typically less than 20ng/ml corresponding to a specific activity of 50,000units/mg.
Usage ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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