Platelet-derived Growth Factor AA Human Recombinant is a disulfide-linked homodimer Consists of two A chains containing 111 amino acids each and having a total molecular mass of 25.3KDa. PDGF-AA is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB and PDGF-AB, are potent mitogens for a variety of cell types including smooth muscle cells, connective tissue cells, bone and cartilage cells, and some blood cells. The PDGF is stored in platelet alpha-granules and released upon platelet activation. The PDGF is involved in a number of biological processes, including hyperplasia, chemotaxis, embryonic neuron development, and respiratory tubule epithelial cell development. Two distinct signaling receptors used by PDGF have been identified and named PDGFR-alpha and PDGFR-beta. PDGFR-alpha is high-affinity receptor for each of the three PDGF forms. On the other hand, PDGFR-beta interacts with only PDGF-BB and PDGF-AB.
Platelet-derived growth factor subunit A, PDGF subunit A, PDGF-1, Platelet-derived growth factor A chain, Platelet-derived growth factor alpha polypeptide, Pdgfa, Rpa1.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
PDGF-AA was lyophilized from a 0.2
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Platelet-derived Growth Factor-AA in Sterile 4mM HCl to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Lyophilized Platelet-derived Growth Factor AA althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution PDGF-AA should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.