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Bovine FGF basic/FGF2/bFGF Protein

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # 133-FB

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Carrier Free
133-FB-025/CF

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With Carrier
133-FB-025

Key Product Details

Source

Bovine Brain

Conjugate

Unconjugated

Applications

Bioactivity

Product Specifications

Source

Bovine brain tissue-derived FGF basic/FGF2/bFGF protein

Purity

>97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.

Endotoxin Level

<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

SDS-PAGE

18 kDa, reducing conditions

Activity

Measured in a cell proliferation assay using NR6R-3T3 mouse fibroblast cells. Rizzino, A. et al. (1988) Cancer Res. 48:4266; Thomas, K. et al. (1987) Methods Enzymol. 147:120.
The ED50 for this effect is 0.125-0.625 ng/mL.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Carrier Free
What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.

Carrier: 133-FB
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris-HCl and NaCl with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Carrier Free: 133-FB/CF
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris-HCl and NaCl.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: FGF basic/FGF2/bFGF

FGF basic is a member of the FGF family, currently comprised of seven related mitogenic proteins which show 35 - 55% amino acid conservation. FGF acidic and basic, unlike the other members of the family, lack signal peptides and are apparently secreted by mechanisms other than the classical protein secretion pathway. FGF basic has been isolated from a number of sources, including neural tissue, pituitary, adrenal cortex, corpus luteum and placenta. This factor contains four cysteine residues but reduced FGF basic retains full biological activity, indicating that disulfide bonds are not required for this activity. Several reports indicate that a variety of forms of FGF basic are produced as a result of N-terminal extensions. These extensions apparently affect localization of FGF basic in cellular compartments but do not affect biological activity. Studies indicate that binding of FGF to heparin or cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans is necessary for binding of FGF to high affinity FGF receptors. FGF acidic and basic appear to bind to the same high affinity receptors and show a similar range of biological activities.

FGF basic stimulates the proliferation of all cells of mesodermal origin, and many cells of neuroectodermal, ectodermal and endodermal origin. The cells include fibroblasts, endothelial cells, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, neuroblasts, keratinocytes, osteoblasts, smooth muscle cells, and melanocytes. FGF basic is chemotactic and mitogenic for endothelial cells in vitro. FGF basic induces neuron differentiation, survival and regeneration. FGF basic has also been shown to be crucial in modulating embryonic development and differentiation. These observed in vitro functions of FGF basic suggest FGF basic may play a role in vivo in the modulation of such normal processes as angiogenesis, wound healing and tissue repair, embryonic development and differentiation, and neuronal function and neural degeneration. Additionally, FGF basic may participate in the production of a variety of pathological conditions resulting from excessive cell proliferation and excessive angiogenesis.

Long Name

Fibroblast Growth Factor basic

Alternate Names

bFGF, FGF-2, FGF2, HBGF-2, Prostatropin

Entrez Gene IDs

2247 (Human); 14173 (Mouse); 281161 (Bovine); 403857 (Canine); 100033955 (Equine)

Gene Symbol

FGF2

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Product Specific Notices for Bovine FGF basic/FGF2/bFGF Protein

For research use only

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