Technical Data
Transforming Growth Factor beta 3, Recombinant, Human (TGFb3)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Transforming growth factor betas (TGF Betas) mediate many cell-cell interactions that occur during embryonic development. Three TGF Betas have been identified in mammals. TGF Beta 1, TGF Beta 2 and TGF Beta 3 are each synthesized as precursor proteins that are very similar in that each is cleaved to yield a 112 amino acid polypeptide that remains associated with the latent portion of the molecule.

T8250-45 produced in E. coli is a disulfide-linked homodimeric, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 112aa and having a molecular mass of 25.45kD

Amino Acid Sequence:

Biological Activity:
The activity is determined by the ability to induce chondrogenic differentiation.

Protein Content:
Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods:
1. UV spectroscopy at 280nm using the absorbency value of 1.718 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics).
2. Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of TGF-beta 3 as a Reference Standard.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at -20C. For long-term storage, add 0.1% HSA or BSA, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 6 months after receipt 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: E. coli
Purity: ~98% as determined by RP-HPLC and SDS-PAGE.
Concentration: ~0.25mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a liquid in 20% ethanol and 0.1% acetate.

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.