Fibroblast Growth Factor-acidic Bovine (FGF-1) purified from Bovine Brain contains a 17 kDa and a 20 kDa polypeptide chain. The 17 kDa peptide is derived from the 20K peptide by restricted proteolysis. (See Jaye et al
Acidic fibroblast growth factor 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. This protein functions as a modifier of endothelial cell migration and proliferation, as well as an angiogenic factor. It acts as a mitogen for a variety of mesoderm- and neuroectoderm-derived cells in vitro, thus is thoµght to be involved in organogenesis. Three alternatively spliced variants encoding different isoforms have been described. The heparin-binding growth factors are angiogenic agents in vivo and are potent mitogens for a variety of cell types in vitro. There are differences in the tissue distribution and concentration of these 2 growth factors.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized aFGF in sterile 50mM Na2HPO4 pH-7, and 0.5% albumin. The Recommended concentration in cell culture: 1-20ng/ml.
Lyophilized aFGF althoµgh stable at room temperature for 2 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution aFGF should be stored at 4°C between 2-3 weeks and for future use below -18°C.Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
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Stimulates growth of bovine capillary endothelial cells by 3-5 fold over 5% calf serum at 10-25ng/ml FGF and 0µg/ml heparin.
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