Human FGF-9 Antibody

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MAB2731
MAB2731-SP
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Human FGF-9 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human FGF-9 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) FGF-3, -4, -5,
-7, -10, -11, -13, -16, -17, -18, -19, rhFGF acidic, rhFGF basic, recombinant mouse (rm) FGF‑6, -8b, -8c, or -15 is observed. In Western blots, no cross-reactivity with rhFGF-3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -10, -13, rmFGF-8b, or rmFGF-8c is observed.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 36923
Purification
Protein A or G purified from ascites
Immunogen
S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant human FGF-9
Met1-Ser208
Accession # P31371
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human FGF‑9 (Catalog # 273-F9)

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Availability
Size / Price
Qty
RB01
Shipping
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
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.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: FGF-9

The FGF family is comprised of at least nine polypeptides that show a variety of biological activities toward cells of mesenchymal, neuronal and epithelial origin. All FGFs have two conserved cysteine residues and share 30‑50% sequence identity at the amino acid level. FGF-9, also named glia-activating factor, was originally identified and purified from the supernatant of a human glioma cell line as a heparin-binding mitogenic growth factor for glial cells. FGF-9 has also been shown to stimulate the proliferation of oligodendrocyte type 2 astrocyte progenitor cells, Balb/c3T3 fibroblasts and PC-12 cells. However, unlike FGF acidic and basic, FGF-9 is not a mitogen for human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

The human FGF-9 cDNA encodes a 208 amino acid residue protein that contains a potential N-linked glycosylation site. The native protein is glycosylated. FGF-9 exhibits approximately 30% sequence similarity to other members of the FGF family. Although FGF-9 lacks a typical secretion signal, the protein is secreted efficiently after synthesis. Rat FGF-9 cDNA has been cloned and shown to be highly homologous to human FGF-9. The two proteins differ only in one amino acid residue. The expression of the FGF-9 transcripts has been shown to be restricted to the brain and the kidney.

References
  1. Naruo, K. et al. (1993) J. Biol. Chem. 268:2857.
  2. Miyamoto, M. et al. (1993) Mol. Cell Biol. 13:4251.
Long Name
Fibroblast Growth Factor 9
Entrez Gene IDs
2254 (Human); 14180 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
FGF9; FGF-9; fibroblast growth factor 9 (glia-activating factor); Fibroblast growth factor 9; GAF; glia-activating factor; HBFG-9; HBGF-9; Heparin-binding growth factor 9; MGC119914; MGC119915; SYNS3

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