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Recombinant Human FGF basic/FGF2, 146 aa Animal-Free Protein

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AFL233
AFL233-025

Key Product Details

Source

E. coli

Accession #

Conjugate

Unconjugated

Applications

Bioactivity

Product Specifications

Source

E. coli-derived human FGF basic/FGF2/bFGF protein
Pro143-Ser288, with an N-terminal Ala
Produced using non-animal reagents in an animal-free laboratory.

Purity

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

Endotoxin Level

<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis

Ala

Predicted Molecular Mass

16.5 kDa

SDS-PAGE

17 kDa under reducing conditions

Activity

Measured in a cell proliferation assay using NR6R-3T3 mouse fibroblast cells. Raines, E.W. et al. (1985) Methods Enzymol. 109:749.
The ED50 for this effect is 0.100-0.600 ng/mL.
The specific activity of Recombinant Human FGF basic/FGF2 is >8.00 x 105 IU/mg, which is calibrated against the human FGF basic/FGF2 WHO International Standard (NIBSC code: 90/712).

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

AFL233
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris-HCl and NaCl.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/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 of at least 23 related mitogenic proteins which show 35-60% 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. A variety of forms of FGF basic are produced as a result of N-terminal extensions. These extensions affect localization of FGF basic in cellular compartments but do not affect biological activity. 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. FGF basic induces neuron differentiation, survival, and regeneration. FGF basic also modulates 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.

References

  1. Coulier, F. et al. (1997) J. Mol. Evol. 44:43.
  2. Chen, C.H. et al. (2004) Curr. Vasc. Pharmacol. 2:33.
  3. Mohammadi, M. et al. (2005) Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 15:506.
  4. Fernig, D. et al. (1994) Prog. Growth Factor Res. 5:353.

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

UniProt

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Product Documents for Recombinant Human FGF basic/FGF2, 146 aa Animal-Free Protein

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Manufacturing Specifications

Animal-Free Manufacturing Conditions
Our dedicated controlled-access animal-free laboratories ensure that at no point in production are the products exposed to potential contamination by animal components or byproducts. Every stage of manufacturing is conducted in compliance with R&D Systems' stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Production and purification procedures use equipment and media that are confirmed animal-free.  

 Production

  • All molecular biology procedures use animal-free media and dedicated labware.
  • Dedicated fermentors are utilized in committed animal-free areas.

Purification

  • Protein purification columns are animal-free.
  • Bulk proteins are filtered using animal-free filters.
  • Purified proteins are stored in animal-free containers in a dedicated cold storage room.

    Quality Assurance

    • Low Endotoxin Level.
    • No impairment of biological activity.
    • High quality product obtained under stringent conditions.
    • For ex vivo research or bioproduction, additional documentation can be provided.

    Please read our complete Animal-Free Statement

    Product Specific Notices for Recombinant Human FGF basic/FGF2, 146 aa Animal-Free Protein

    For research use or further manufacturing only

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