Fibroblast growth factor 18, FGF-18, zFGF5, FGF18.
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.
FGF18 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain (Glu28-Ala207) containing 190 amino acids including a 10 aa His tag at N-terminus. The total calculated molecular mass is 22.3kDa.
Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
FGF18 was filtered (0.4µm) and lyophilized in phosphate buffered saline and 5% w/v trehalose.
It is recommended to add deionized water to prepare a working stock solution of approximately 0.5mg/ml and let the lyophilized pellet dissolve completely. FGF18 is not sterile! Please filter the product by an appropriate sterile filter before using it in the cell culture.
Store lyophilized protein at -20°C. Aliquot the product after reconstitution to avoid repeated freezing/thawing cycles. Reconstituted protein can be stored at 4°C for a limited period of time; it does not show any change after two weeks at 4°C.
Amino acid sequence
MKHHHHHHASEENVDFRIHV ENQTRARDDV SRKQLRLYQL YSRTSGKHIQ VLGRRISARG EDGDKYAQLL VETDTFGSQV RIKGKETEFY LCMNRKGKLV GKPDGTSKEC VFIEKVLENN YTALMSAKYS GWYVGFTKKG RPRKGPKTRE NQQDVHFMKR YPKGQPELQK PFKYTTVTKR SRRIRPTHPA.
Purity as determined by densitometric image analysis is greater than 95%.
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