Human KGF/FGF-7 Antibody

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MAB2511
MAB2511-SP
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Human KGF/FGF-7 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human KGF in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, this antibody does not cross‑react with recombinant human (rh) FGF-3, rhFGF-4, rhFGF-5, rhFGF-6, rhFGF-9, rhFGF-10, rhFGF-11, rhFGF-13, rhFGF-16, rhFGF-17, rhFGF-18, rhFGF-19, rhFGF acidic, rhFGF basic, rmFGF-8b, rmFGF-8c, or rmFGF-15.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 29568
Purification
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant human KGF
Cys32-Thr194
Accession # P21781
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human KGF/FGF‑7 (Catalog # 251-KG)

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.
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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: KGF/FGF-7

KGF (keratinocyte growth factor), also known as FGF-7 (fibroblast growth factor-7), is one of 22 known members of the mouse FGF family of secreted proteins that plays a key role in development, morphogenesis, angiogenesis, wound healing, and tumorigenesis (1 - 4). KGF expression is restricted to cells of mesenchymal origin. When secreted, it acts as a paracrine growth factor for nearby epithelial cells (1). KGF speeds wound healing by being dramatically upregulated in response to damage to skin or internal structures that results in high local concentrations of inflammatory mediators such as IL-1 and TNF-alpha. (2, 5). KGF promotes cell migration and invasion, and mediates melanocyte transfer to keratinocytes upon UVB radiation (6, 7). It has been used ectopically to avoid chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in patients with hematological malignancies (1). Deletion of KGF affects kidney development, producing abnormally small ureteric buds and fewer nephrons (8). It also impedes hair follicle differentiation (9). The 194 amino acid (aa) KGF precursor contains a 31 aa signal sequence and, like all other FGFs, an ~120 aa beta -trefoil scaffold that includes receptor- and heparin-binding sites. KGF signals only through the IIIb splice form of the tyrosine kinase receptor, FGF R2 (FGF R2-IIIb/KGF R) (10). Receptor dimerization requires an octameric or larger heparin or heparin sulfate proteoglycan (11). FGF-10, also called KGF2, shares 51% aa identity and similar function to KGF, but shows more limited expression than KGF and uses an additional receptor, FGF R2-IIIc (12). Following receptor engagement, KGF is typically degraded, while FGF-10 is recycled (12). Mature human KGF, which is active across species, shares 98% aa sequence identity with bovine, equine, ovine, and canine, 96% with mouse and porcine, and 92% with rat KGF, respectively.

References
  1. Finch, P.W. and J.S. Rubin (2006) J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 98:812.
  2. Werner, S. et al. (2007) J. Invest. Dermatol. 127:998.
  3. Werner, S. (1998) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 9:153.
  4. Mason, I.J. et al. (1994) Mech. Dev. 45:15.
  5. Geer, D.J. et al. (2005) Am. J. Pathol. 167:1575.
  6. Niu, J. et al. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282:6001.
  7. Cardinali, G. et al. (2005) J. Invest. Dermatol. 125:1190.
  8. Qiao, J. et al. (1999) Development 126:547.
  9. Guo, L. et al. (1996) Genes Dev. 10:165.
  10. de Georgi, V. et al. (2007) Dermatol. Clin. 25:477.
  11. Hsu, Y-R. et al. (1999) Biochemistry 38:2523.
  12. Belleudi, F. et al. (2007) Traffic 8:1854.
Long Name
Keratinocyte Growth Factor
Entrez Gene IDs
2252 (Human); 403915 (Canine)
Alternate Names
FGF7; FGF-7; fibroblast growth factor 7HBGF-7; HBGF7; HBGF-7; Heparin-binding growth factor 7; keratinocyte growth factor; KGF; KGFfibroblast growth factor 7 (keratinocyte growth factor)

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Citation for Human KGF/FGF-7 Antibody

R&D Systems personnel manually curate a database that contains references using R&D Systems products. The data collected includes not only links to publications in PubMed, but also provides information about sample types, species, and experimental conditions.

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  1. Prevention of radiation-induced oral mucositis after adenoviral vector-mediated transfer of the keratinocyte growth factor cDNA to mouse submandibular glands.
    Authors: Zheng C, Cotrim AP, Sunshine AN, Sugito T, Liu L, Sowers A, Mitchell JB, Baum BJ
    Clin. Cancer Res., 2009-07-07;15(14):4641-8.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Saliva
    Applications: Western Blot

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