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IGFBP3, Recombinant, Human, Western Blot Positive Control (Insulin-like Growth
Factor-binding Protein 3, IBP-3, IGF-binding Protein 3, IGFBP-3, IBP3)


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The insulin like growth factors (IGFs) are the major growth- promoting factors in the plasma. IGFs are secreted by a variety of cells and exert a multitude of effects on cellular survival, growth and differentiation. The A and B domains of IGFs are identical to insulin. IGF initiates their biological action through binding to the type IGF receptor (IGF-1R), a heterotrimeric protein complex with a tyrosine kinase activity. The IGF-IIR lacks the kinase activity and is actually identical to the mannose- 6-phophate receptor. Unlike most other peptide hormones, IGFs are complexed with specific binding proteins in the plasma known IGF Binding proteins (IGFBPs). At least 6 related IGFBPs (IGFBP1-6) have been well characterized. Recently, IGFBP-7/Mac25/prostacyclin- stimulating factor (PSF)/tumor adhesion factor (TAF) was originally identified as a cDNA derived from leptomeninges. These proteins are present in plasma in high concentration as compared to the membrane IGFRs. Therefore, IGFBPs have the potential to modulate the IGF action. IGFBPs have been shown to either inhibit or stimulate the IGF effects. The primary structures of mammalian IGFBPs appear to contain three distinct domains of roughly equivalent sizes: the conserved N-terminal domain, the highly variable mid region, and the conserved C-terminal domain. Human IGFBPs share approximately 36% identity. Recently several groups of cysteine-rich proteins with discrete, but striking, structural and functional similarities to the IGFBPs. This has led to the proposal of an IGFBP superfamily, comprised of the IGFBPs and these IGFBP-related proteins (IGFBP-rP1-9).
Catalog #I7661-16H8
SourceRecombinant human IGFBP3 (264aa), expressed in NSO cells.
Molecular Weight~29D
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Western Blot. It is not suitable for ELISA or other applications where native protein is required. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: 10 ul/lane. SDS may crystallize in cold conditions. It should redissolve by warming before taking it from the stock. It should be heated once prior to loading on gels.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.. Store 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.
Molecular Weight~29kD
SourceNSO cells
PurityHighly Purified (~95%)
ConcentrationNot determined.
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, 0.05% sodium azide.
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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