|Description||FGF-acidic is one of 23 known members of the FGF family. Proteins of this family play a central role during prenatal development and postnatal growth and regeneration of a variety of tissues, by promoting cellular proliferation and differentiation. FGF-acidic is a non-glycosylated heparin binding growth factor that is expressed in the brain, kidney, retina, smooth muscle cells, bone matrix, osteoblasts, astrocytes and endothelial cells. FGF-acidic has the ability to signal through all the FGF receptors. Recombinant human FGF-acidic is a 16.0 kDa protein consisting of 141 amino acid residues.|
|BiologicalActivity||Assay #1: 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. |
Assay #2: The ED50 was determined by a cell proliferation assay using balb/c 3T3 cells is ≤ 0.5 ng/ml in the presence of 10 μg/ml heparin, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 2 x 106 units/mg.
|Authenticity||Verified by N-terminal and Mass Spectrometry analyses (when applicable).|
|Endotoxin||Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/ µg of protein (<1EU/ µg).|
|Protein Content||Verified by UV Spectroscopy and/or SDS-PAGE gel.|
|Precautions||Animal-Free Recombinant Human FGF-acidic is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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