>90%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to support cell attachment and spreading when used as a substratum for cell culture. In this application, the recommended concentration for this effect is 1‑5 µg/cm2. Fibronectin can also be added in the media to support cell spreading at a concentration of 0.5-50 µg/mL. Optimal concentration depends on cell type as well as the application or research objectives.
Formulation, Preparation and Storage
What does CF mean?
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our
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
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris-HCl, NaCl and Urea.
The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage:
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
Avoid vortexing and excessive agitation.
Fibronectin is an extracellular matrix (ECM) component and is one of the primary cell adhesion molecules (1). It is composed of multiple homologous repeats and contains many functional domains. The occurrence of different isoforms is due to alternative mRNA splicing of the ED-A, ED-B and III-CS regions and subsequent post-translational modification. Although non-reactive with adhesion receptors in its soluble state, Fibronectin is highly adhesive when on the surface (2). Polymerization of Fibronectin into ECM must be tightly regulated to ensure appropriate adhesive proporties upon ECM formation. Because of its ability to interact with many ligands (e.g. cells, heparin, fibrin, collagen, DNA, immunoglobulin), Fibronectin plays an important role in normal morphogenesis, including cell adhesion, migration, differentiation, and specific gene expression (3 - 6).
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What is the difference between Bovine Fibronectin Protein, CF (Catalog # 1030-FN) and Human Fibronectin Protein, CF (Catalog # 1918-FN)?
Only the source species for the protein is different. Both carrier-free proteins have been validated to be bioactive with the same assay protocols listed and recommended concentrations fall within the same range, although customers should determine their optimal concentrations for their particular cell type and application.
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