Technical Data
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, Recombinant, Human (IGF1)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
The Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is mitogenic polypeptide growth factors that stimulate the proliferation and survival of various cell types including muscle, bone, and cartilage tissue in vitro. IGF-1 is predominantly produced by the liver, although a variety of tissues produce the IGFs at distinctive times. The IGF-1 belongs to the insulin gene family, which also contains insulin and relaxin. The IGF-1 is similar by structure and function to insulin, but have a much higher growth-promoting activity than insulin. This recombinant human IGF-I is globular protein containing 71 amino acids, and 3 intra-molecular disulfide bonds. Recombinant IGF-1 was expressed in E. coli.

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Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, Aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 months at -20C. 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.

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Source: Recombinant, Human, (E. coli)
Purity: 95% by SDS-PAGE. Purified by conventional chromatography, after refolding of the isolated inclusion bodies in a renaturation buffer.
Concentration: ~1mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4.

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