ProDots Recombinant Human IGF-I Protein

Supplied as ready-to-use 5 ug protein balls.
  

Pre-aliquoted, lyophilized protein dots for use in cell culture medium


Benefits
  • Rolls out of bottle for easy cell culture medium preparation
  • Eliminates time spent aliquoting
  • One protein dot can be used to make 500 mL of 10 ng/mL cell culture medium

Why use ProDots™ Proteins Instead of Standard Lyophilized Protein?

ProDots® proteins are designed to reduce cell culture media preparation time while ensuring optimal protein recovery and bioactivity. Unlike standard lyophilized protein, which is shipped as a diffuse residue within a vial, ProDots® proteins are neatly bundled into the shape of a ball. In this form ProDots® proteins can be rolled directly into cell culture media. ProDots® proteins rehydrate instantly in media to maximize the recovery of purchased protein and to reliably reconstitute it at a desired concentration for use in cell culture media. ProDots® proteins can be conveniently stored at room temperature where they will remain stable for 6 months or at 4 ºC where they will remain stable for 12 months. The accessible storage and high stability of ProDots® proteins makes them ideal for quick and easy preparation of cell culture media.


What are ProDots® Proteins?

ProDots® proteins are R&D Systems industry-leading quality, highly bioactive proteins packaged into easy-to-use lyophilized “dots”. Designed to be stable at 4 ºC and to dissolve instantly, ProDots® proteins can be rolled into cell culture media to quickly produce media with a desired working protein concentration.


  • Purity
    >97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
  • Endotoxin Level
    <0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
  • Activity
    Measured in a serum-free cell proliferation assay using MCF‑7 human breast cancer cells. Karey, K.P. et al. (1988) Cancer Research 48:4083. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3-1.5 ng/mL.
  • Source
    E. coli-derived Gly49 - Ala118
  • Accession #
  • N-terminal Sequence
    Analysis
    Gly49
  • Predicted Molecular Mass
    7.6 kDa
  • SDS-PAGE
    7 kDa, reducing conditions
PRD291
 
Reconstitution For a stock solution, reconstitute at 200 μg/mL in sterile PBS, or simply roll ProDot® directly into cell culture medium for immediate use.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
• 6 months from date of receipt at room temperature as supplied.
• 12 months from date of receipt at 2-8 °C as supplied.
• 1 month at 2-8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
• 3 months at -20 to -80 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Data Images
ProDots® Recombinant Human IGF-I stimulates proliferation in the MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3-1.5 ng/mL.
1 μg/lane of ProDots® Recombinant Human IGF-I was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by silver staining, showing a single band at 7 kDa. 
Background: IGF-I

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I (also known as somatomedin C and somatomedin A) and IGF-II (multiplication stimulating activity or MSA) belong to the family of insulin-like growth factors that are structurally homologous to proinsulin. Mature IGF-I and IGF-II share approximately 70% sequence identity. Both IGF-I and IGF-II are expressed in many tissues and cell types and may have autocrine, paracrine and endocrine functions. Mature IGF-I and IGF-II are highly conserved between the human, bovine and porcine proteins (100% identity), and exhibit cross-species activity.

The IGFL (insulin-like growth factor-like) family includes four small (~11 kDa), probably secreted family members in humans and one in mouse. This family shares A and B chain cysteine motifs with the IGF superfamily, and has an additional cysteine motif within an uncleaved region corresponding to the C peptide of the IGF family.

  • Long Name:
    Insulin-like Growth Factor I
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3479 (Human); 16000 (Mouse); 24482 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    IBP1; IGF1; IGF-1; IGF1A; IGFI; IGF-I; IGF-IA; IGF-IB; insulin-like growth factor 1 (somatomedin C); insulin-like growth factor 1; insulin-like growth factor I; insulin-like growth factor IA; insulin-like growth factor IB; Mechano growth factor; MGF; Somatomedin A; Somatomedin C; somatomedin-C
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