Our bioactive KGF (FGF-7) Mouse, E. coli Recombinant Protein is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 164 amino acids and has a molecular mass of 18.9 kDa. The KGF is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF), also known as fibroblast growth factor 7 [FGF-7] is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities, and are involved in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. KGF is a potent epithelial cell-specific growth factor, whose mitogenic activity is predominantly exhibited in keratinocytes but not in fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Studies of mouse and rat homologs of this gene implicated roles in morphogenesis of epithelium, reepithelialization of wounds, hair development and early lung organogenesis.
Murine KGF, Keratinocyte growth factor, Murine FGF-7, Mouse FGF-7, FGF7, FGF-7, Fibroblast growth factor 7, Heparin-binding growth factor 7, HBGF-7
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder. The protein was lyophilized from a concentrated (1 mg/ml) solution containing 20mM Phosphate buffer pH-8 and 0.1M NaCl.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by analysis by HPLC and SDS-PAGE.
The ED50, calculated by the dose-dependent stimulation of KGF-responsive BaF3 indicator cells (measured by 3H-thymidine uptake) is < 10 ng/ml corresponding to a specific activity of 100,000 Units/mg.
Amino Acid Sequence
MCNDMSPEQT ATSVNCSSPE RHTRSYDYME GGDIRVRRLF CRTQWYLRID KRGKVKGTQE MKNSYNIMEI RTVAVGIVAI KGVESEYYLA MNKEGKLYAK KECNEDCNFK ELILENHYNT YASAKWTHSG GEMFVALNQK GIPVKGKKTK KEQKTAHFLP MAIT.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized KGF in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100 µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.
Lyophilized KGF, although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution, KGF should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
This product is intended for Laboratory Research Use Only. This product may not be used as a pharmaceutical or veterinary drug, agricultural product, or food additive.
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