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Recombinant Human IGF-I/IGF-1, Animal-Free Protein

Catalog # AFL291 | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
Intended for preclinical researchers who may transition to GMP IGF-I/IGF-1 for their clinical work
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AFL291-01M
AFL291-200

Key Product Details

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Source

E. coli

Accession #

Conjugate

Unconjugated

Applications

Bioactivity

Product Specifications

Source

E. coli-derived human IGF-I/IGF-1 protein
Gly49-Ala118
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

<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis

Gly49

Predicted Molecular Mass

7.6 kDa

Activity

Measured in a serum-free cell proliferation assay using MCF‑7 human breast cancer cells. Karey, K.P. et al. (1988) Cancer Research 48:4083.
The ED50 for this effect is 0.3-1.5 ng/mL.

The specific activity of recombinant human IGF-I/IGF-1 is >1000 IU/mg, which is calibrated against the human IGF-I/IGF-1 WHO International Standard (NIBSC code: 91/554).

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

AFL291
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
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: IGF-I/IGF-1

Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I or IGF-1), also known as somatomedin C, is the dominant effector of growth hormone and is structurally homologous to proinsulin. Human IGF-I/IGF-1  is synthesized as two precursor isoforms with N- and alternate C-terminal propeptides (1). These isoforms are differentially expressed by various tissues (1). The 7.6 kDa mature IGF-I/IGF-1 is identical between isoforms and is generated by proteolytic removal of the N- and C-terminal regions. Mature human IGF-I/IGF-1 shares 94% and 96% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat IGF-I/IGF-1, respectively (2), and exhibits cross-species activity. It shares 64% aa sequence identity with mature human IGF‑II/IGF-2. Circulating IGF-I/IGF-1 is produced by hepatocytes, while local IGF-I/IGF-1 is produced by many other tissues in which it has paracrine effects (1). IGF-I/IGF-1 induces the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of a wide variety of cell types during development and postnatally (3). IGF-I/IGF-1 regulates glucose and fatty acid metabolism, steroid hormone activity, and cartilage and bone metabolism (4-7). It plays an important role in muscle regeneration and tumor progression (1, 8). IGF-I/IGF-1 binds IGF‑I R, IGF-II R, and the insulin receptor, although its effects are mediated primarily by IGF-I R (9). IGF-I/IGF-1 association with IGF binding proteins increases its plasma half‑life and modulates its interactions with receptors (10).

References

  1. Philippou, A. et al. (2007) In Vivo 21:45.
  2. Sandberg-Nordqvist, A.C. et al. (1992) Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res. 12:275.
  3. Guvakova, M.A. (2007) Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 39:890.
  4. Clemmons, D.R. (2006) Curr. Opin. Pharmacol. 6:620.
  5. Bluher, S. et al. (2005) Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 19:577.
  6. Garcia-Segura, L.M. et al. (2006) Neuroendocrinology 84:275.
  7. Malemud, C.J. (2007) Clin. Chim. Acta 375:10.
  8. Samani, A.A. et al. (2007) Endocrine Rev. 28:20.
  9. LeRoith, D. and S. Yakar (2007) Nat. Clin. Pract. Endocrinol. Metab. 3:302.
  10. Denley, A. et al. (2005) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 16:421.

Long Name

Insulin-like Growth Factor I/Insulin-like Growth Factor 1

Alternate Names

IGF-1, IGF1, IGFI, Somatomedin A, Somatomedin C

Entrez Gene IDs

3479 (Human); 16000 (Mouse); 24482 (Rat)

Gene Symbol

IGF1

UniProt

Product Documents for Recombinant Human IGF-I/IGF-1, 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 IGF-I/IGF-1, Animal-Free Protein

    For research use or further manufacturing only

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