Technical Data
Fibroblast Growth Factor 18 (FGF18) Recombinant, Human
Molecular Biology Storage: -70CShipping: Dry Ice
This protein 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. It has been shown in vitro that this protein is able to induce neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells. Studies of the similar proteins in mouse and chick suggested that this protein is a pleiotropic growth factor that stimulates proliferation in a number of tissues, most notably the liver and small intestine. Knockout studies of the similar gene in mice implied the role of this protein in regulating proliferation and differentiation of midline cerebellar structures.

Applications: Suitable for use in MS, Western Blot, ELISA as an Antigen, Ligand, or Assay Standard. Other applications not tested.

Quality Control: SDS-PAGE Storage and Stability: May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing and freeze at -70C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months.

Important note: This recombinant enzyme has NOT been tested with regard to biological activity.
Source: Recombinant, Human expressed in E. coli. (aa28-207 NT His tag)
Purity: Highly purified
Concentration: ~0.4mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a liquid in 10mM tris, pH8.0, 0.1% TX100, 0.002% sodium azide, 10mM DTT.

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