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Fibroblast Growth Factor 6, Recombinant, Human (FGF6)


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The FGFs play key roles in controlling tissue growth, morphogenesis and repair in animals. FGF-6 is a newly discovered heparin binding growth factor that stimulates the proliferation and activation of cells that express FGF receptors. Recombinant Human FGF-6 is a 18.7kD protein containing 168 amino residues.
Catalog #F4211
Biological ActivityThe ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by BaF3 cells expressing FGF-receptors is 0.5 ng/ml, corresponding to a speci c activity of 2 x10e6 units/mg.
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile ddH2O. Aliquot and store at -20°C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Country of Origin USA
Molecular Weight18.7kD
SourceE. coli
Purity95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC. Endotoxin: 0.1ng/ug (1EU/ug).
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder from 10mM Tris, pH 7.4 and 100mM sodium chloride. Reconstitute in dH2O, to 0.5-1mg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffers.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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