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FGF 18 Human

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  • FGF 18 Human
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-18 Human Recombinant
  • Shipped at Room temp.

Catalogue number

CYT-120

Synonyms

Fibroblast growth factor 18, FGF-18, zFGF5, FGF18.

Introduction

Fibroblast growth factor 18 (FGF18) is a member of the large FGF family which has at least 23 members. FGF18 is a binding growth factor with a core 120 amino acid FGF domain which allows for a common tertiary structure. FGFs are expressed in the course of the embryonic development and in restricted adult tissues. FGF-18 is an indispensable regulator of long bone and calvarial development. FGF-18 signals via FGFR 1c, 2c, 3c, and 4.

Description

FGF-18 Human Recombinant produced in E.coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 181 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 21.1kDa. The FGF-18 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques. 

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

FGF-18 protein was lyophilized from a 0.2µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.

Solubility

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

Stability

Lyophilized FGF-18 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution FGF-18 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 95.0% as determined by:
(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.
(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence

AEENVDFRIH VENQTRARDD VSRKQLRLYQ LYSRTSGKHI QVLGRRISAR GEDGDKYAQL LVETDTFGSQ VRIKGKETEF YLCMNRKGKL VGKPDGTSKE CVFIEKVLEN NYTALMSAKY SGWYVGFTKK GRPRKGPKTR ENQQDVHFMK RYPKGQPELQ KPFKYTTVTK RSRRIRPTHP A. 

Biological Activity

The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by BaF3 cells expressing FGF-receptors is < 0.5ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2.0×106 units/mg.

Safety Data Sheet

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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