PDGFD Human Recombinant produced in E. coli is a single polypeptide chain containing 146 amino acids (250-370) and having a molecular mass of 16.6 kDa.PDGFD is fused to a 25 amino acid His-tag at N-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Platelet-derived growth factor D (PDGFD) belongs to the platelet-derived growth factor family. PDGFD gene product only forms homodimers and, thus, does not dimerize with the other 3 family members. PDGFD has an imperative role in wound healing. PDGFD induces macrophage recruitment, increased interstitial pressure, and blood vessel maturation during angiogenesis. PDGFD initiates events which lead to a mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, including influx of monocytes and macrophages and production of extracellular matrix. The 4 members of the PDGF family are mitogenic factors for cells of mesenchymal origin and are distinguished by a core motif of eight cysteines, 7 of which are found in this factor. PDGFD differs from alpha and beta members of this family by having an odd N-terminal domain, the CUB domain.
The PDGFD solution (1mg/1ml) contains 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH 8.0), 0.4M Urea and 10% glycerol.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.