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FGF 2 Rat

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  • FGF 2 Rat
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-basic Rat Recombinant
  • Shipped at Room temp.

Catalogue number

CYT-608

Synonyms

HBGH-2, HBGF-2, Prostatropin, FGF-2, FGB-b, Fibroblast Growth Factor-basic, Basic fibroblast growth factor, bFGF, Heparin-binding growth factor 2.

Introduction

FGF-basic is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members bind heparin and possess broad mitogenic and angiogenic activities. This protein has been implicated in diverse biological processes, such as limb and nervous system development, wound healing, and tumor growth. The mRNA for this gene contains multiple polyadenylation sites, and is alternatively translated from AUG and non-AUG (CUG) initiation codons resulting in five different isoforms with distinct properties. The CUG-initiated isoforms are localized in the nucleus and are responsible for the intracrine effect, whereas, the AUG-initiated form is mostly cytosolic and is responsible for the paracrine and autocrine effects of this FGF.
The heparin-binding growth factors are angiogenic agents in vivo and are potent mitogens for a variety of cell types in vitro. there are differences in the tissue distribution and concentration of these 2 growth factors.

Description

bFGF Rat Recombinant (FGF-2) produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 146 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 16.4 kDa.
The bFGF2 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

FGF-b was lyophilized from 1mg/ml solution after extensive dialysis against 10mM Na2PO4, pH 7.5 and 50mM NaCl.

Solubility

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Rat bFGF in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Stability

Lyophilized Rat bFGF although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution Rat FGF-2 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 SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence

MPALPEDGGGA FPPGHFKDPK RLYCKNGGFF LRIHPDGRVD GVREKSDPHV KLQLQAEERG VVSIKGVCAN RYLAMKEDGR LLASKCVTEE CFFFERLESN NYNTYRSRKY SSWYVALKRT GQYKLGSKTG PGQKAILFLP MSAKS.

Biological Activity

The ED50 range as determined by the dose-dependant proliferation of 3T3 cells was found to be less than 0.13-0.2ng/ml.

Safety Data Sheet

Usage

ProSpec's products are furnished form 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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