HBEGF, DTR, DTS, HEGFL, HB-EGF, Diphtheria toxin receptor, DT-R, DTSF.
HB-EGF is an EGF related growth factor which signals via the EGF receptor, and stimulates the proliferation of SMC (smooth muscle cells), fibroblasts, epithelial cells and keratinocytes. HB-EGF is expressed in various cell types and tissues, including vascular endothelial cells and SMC, macrophages, skeletal muscle, keratinocytes and particular tumor cells. HB-EGF’s ability to explicitly bind HPR sulfate proteoglycans is dissimilar from other EGF-like molecules, and might be related to the enhanced mitogenic activity, relative to EGF, that HB-EGF exerts on smooth muscle cells.
HB-EGF Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 87 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 9.9kDa.
The HB-EGF is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
The protein was lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) solution containing 10mM sodium phosphate pH-7.5.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Amino acid sequence
MDLQEADLDL LRVTLSSKPQ ALATPNKEEH GKRKKKGKGL GKKRDPCLRK YKDFCIHGEC
KYVKELRAPS CICHPGYHGE RCHGLSL.
The ED50 was determined by the ability to induce proliferation of 3T3 cells and is 0.13-0.2ng/ml. This corresponds to an expected specific activity of 7.7 x 106units/mg.