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.
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.
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.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
(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.