Formulation Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris-HCl, NaCl and Urea.
Shipping 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.
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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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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