ProDots Recombinant Human KGF/FGF-7 Protein Summary
Pre-aliquoted, lyophilized protein dots for use in cell culture mediumFeatures and 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
Cys32 - Thr194, with an N-terminal Met
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.
In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.
|Reconstitution||For a stock solution, reconstitute at 100 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.
• 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.
ProDots®Recombinant Human KGF/FGF-7 stimulated cell proliferation of the 4MBr-5 rhesus monkey epithelial cell line. The ED50for this effect is 6-60 ng/mL.
1 μg/lane of ProDots®Recombinant Human KGF/FGF-7 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized with silver staining, showing a single band at 19 kDa.
KGF (keratinocyte growth factor), also known as FGF-7, is induced in mesenchymal cells by inflammation or tissue damage. It functions as a paracrine factor during wound healing by inducing the proliferation of nearby epithelial cells. KGF plays a role in kidney morphogenesis, hair follicle development, and keratinocyte differentiation. It signals only through the IIIb splice form of the tyrosine kinase receptor, FGF R2 (IIIb)/KGF R.
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