Technical Data
Nerve Growth Factor, 2.5S, Murine (NGF)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Mouse NGF (2.5S) was isolated from mouse submaxillary glands by method of Mobley et al (1976) and is a form of b-NGF that has identical biological properties. NGF is known to regulate the survival and development of certain sympathetic and sensory neurons. It is a dimer with 2 identical polypeptide chains and dimeric molecular weight of approximately 26,500D. Isolation and purification of NGF from mouse submaxillary glands yields preparations of NGF (2.5S) with identical biological activity but with cleavages at the amino terminus (with the loss of 8 amino acids) and/or at the carboxy-terminus (with the loss of arginine). These preparations are named 2.5 NGF.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Molecular Weight: The homodimer has a molecular weight of ~26KD and the monomer ~13KD as confirmed by SDS PAGE.

Biological activity:
Tested by stimulation of 8 day old chick embryo dorsal root ganglia.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store 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.

Molecular Weight:
Source: Mouse submaxillary glands
Purity: 90% (SDS electrophoresis)
Concentration: As reported
Form: Supplied as a sterile filtered lyophilized powder from 0.1M acetic acid under dry N2 with vacuum. Reconstitute with 100ul sterile ddH2O.

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.
1. Mobley WC, Schenker A, Shooter EM (1976) Biochemistry. 15(25):5543-52.

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