Fibroblast Growth Factor-basic (FGF basic, also called FGF-2, HBGF-2) is one of at least 22 mitogenic proteins of the FGF family, which show 35 - 60% amino acid conservation. Unlike other FGFs, FGF acidic and basic lack signal peptides and are secreted by an alternate pathway. Storage pools within the cell or on cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG) are likely. The predicted 17 kDa FGF basic isoform can be located in both the cytoplasm and the nucleus and is presumed to be the form secreted. Transcription from alternate start sites produces 21 - 24 kDa forms found only in the nucleus. High and low molecular weight human FGF basic targets the expression of different genes when expressed in NIH-3T3 cells.
We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1% BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at < -20°C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.4.
This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8°C, but should be kept at -20°C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is stable for up to one week at 2-8°C. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20°C to -70°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Approximately 16.2 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 146 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of bFGF as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine balb/c 3T3 cells is less than 1.8 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5.6 × 105 IU/mg.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
MPALPEDGGA AFPPGHFKDP KRLYCKNGGF FLRIHPDGRV DGVREKSDPH VKLQLQAEER GVVSIKGVCA NRYLAMKEDG RLLASKCVTE ECFFFERLES NNYNTYRSRK YSSWYVALKR TGQYKLGSKT GPGQKAILFL PMSAKS
> 98% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.