Technical Data
029996
BMP4 (Bone morphogenetic protein 4)
Description:
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein family which is part of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily. The superfamily includes large families of growth and differentiation factors.BMPs (bone morphogenetic proteins) belong to the TGF beta superfamily of structurally related signaling proteins. Members of this superfamily are widely represented throughout the animal kingdom and have been implicated in a variety of developmental processes. Proteins of the TGF beta superfamily are disulfide-linked dimers composed of two 12-15kD polypeptide chains. As implied by their name, BMPs initiate, promote and regulate bone development, growth, remodeling and repair. Smad1 translocation to the nucleus is observed after the addition of BMP4 (also designated BMP2B), suggesting that BMP4 may play a role in activation of the Smad pathway. BMP is secreted into the extracellular matrix.

Applications:
Western Bloting: 1:500-1:2000.
ELISA: Suggested dilution 1:10000.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG113B74
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ul-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Concentration:
Not determined
Immunogen:
Purified recombinant fragment of human BMP4 expressed in E. coli.
Purity:
Ascites
Form
Ascites fluid, 0.03% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Human
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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