Technical Data
F4210-08A
Fibroblast Growth Factor, Acidic, Recombinant, Human (FGFa)
25ug
Growth Factors, Cytokines Storage: -20°CShipping: Blue Ice
Growth factor additive in cell culture media for mesoderm and neuroectoderm-derived cells. Half maximum stimulation of cell proliferation with bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAE cells) is reached using < 3ng/ml.

Biological Activity:
3 ng/ml for half maximum stimulation of cell proliferation with bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAE cells).

Applications:
Characterized growth factor additive in cell culture media for mesoderm and neuroectoderm-derived cells.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile dH2O 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.

Molecular Weight:
20kD
Source: Human recombinant, produced in E. coli
Purity: 95%; Purified by Heparin affinity chromatography.
Concentration: ~0.2mg/ml
Form: Lyophilized in 100ul phosphate buffered saline (pH 6), supplemented with 5mM glutathione. Reconstitute with 100ul distilled water.

Important Note: This 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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Jaye M et al: Human endothelial cell growth factor: Cloning, nucleotide sequence and chromosome localization. Science 233, 541-545 (1986)
Mergia A et al: The genes for basic and acidic fibroblast growth factors are on different human chromosomes. Biochem Biophys Res Comm 138, 644-651 (1986)
Linemeyer D et al: Expression in E. coli of a chemically synthesized gene for biologically active, bovine acidic fibroblast growth factor. Biotechnology 5, 960-964 (1987)

Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.