Human acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor

Catalog #: 90101-B
Size: 50 µg
$200
Species: Human
Host Species: E. coli
MW: 16 kDa
Genbank #: P05230
a.a: 16–155
Background:
aFGF and bFGF display 55% homology which is limited, however, to a few functional domains. The structure of aFGF, revealed by X-ray crystallography, shows a similar folding structure as IL-1. Because aFGF binds to the same receptor as bFGF, aFGF displays more or less the same spectrum of activities. It is, however, generally less active than bFGF in similar assays. FGF receptors are encoded by a gene family consisting of at least four receptor tyrosine kinases that transduce signals important in a variety of developmental and physiological processes related to cell growth and differentiation.
Description:
Recombinant human aFGF (acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor) is a disulfide-linked monomer protein consisting of 141 a.a. and migrates as an approximately 16 kDa protein under reducing and non-reducing conditions. Native human aFGF, generated by the proteolytic removal of the signal peptide and propeptide, has a calculated mass of 16 kDa. Optimized DNA sequence encoding human acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor mature chain was expressed in E. coli.
UniProt
P05230
Synonym(s):
aFGF, acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor, Heparin-Binding Growth Factor 1, HBGF-1, FGF-1, Fibroblast Growth Factor-1
Purity:
≥98% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC
Endotoxin Level:
<0.1 ng/µg (1 EU/µg), using the LAL gel clot method.
Biological Activity:
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by BaF3 cells expressing FGF receptors is < 10 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥1 x 105 units/mg.
Formulation:
Lyophilized from 0.2 µm filtered solution containing 2.5% glycine, 0.5% sucrose, 0.01% Tween-80, 5 mM glutamic acid, pH 4.5.
Format:
lyophilized protein
Reconstitution:
Reconstitute at 0.1-1.0 mg/ml in distilled water. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers. To maximize product collection from vial surface, vortex briefly and then spin down to recollect the liquid.
Storage / Stability:

The lyophilized protein is stable for at least 2 years from date of receipt when stored at -20°C. Upon reconstitution, store in working aliquots at +4°C for up to one month, or at -20°C for up to six months, in the presence of a carrier protein. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Reference(s):
1. Expression of acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (fgfr4) in breast fibroadenomas. J. Clin. Pathol., Jan 2001, 54: 37 -41.
2. Requirement of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity for translocation of exogenous aFGF to the cytosol and nucleus. J. Biol. Chem., Apr 2000, 275: 11972.
Warning(s):
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Amino Acid Sequence:
FNLPP GNYKKPKLLY CSNGGHFLRI LPDGTVDGTR DRSDQHIQLQLSAESVGEVY IKSTETGQYL AMDTDGLLYG SQTPNEECLF LERLEENHYN TYISKKHAEK NWFVGLKKNG SCKRGPRTHY GQKAILFLPL PVSSD
Scientific Category:
Cytokine/Growth Factors
Product Type:
Recombinant Protein
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