FGF-18 is a heparin-binding growth factor that belongs to the FGF family. Proteins of this family play a central role during prenatal development, postnatal growth and regeneration of a variety of tissues, by promoting cellular proliferation and differentiation. FGF-18 is an essential regulator of long bone and calvarial development. FGF-18 signals through FGFR 1c, 2c, 3c, and 4. Recombinant Human FGF-18 derived from E.coli is a 20.1 kDa protein consisting of 173 amino acid residues, resulting from C-terminal truncation of the full length protein.
Fibroblast Growth Factor-18, zFGF5, FGFI
AEENVDFRIH VENQTRARDD VSRKQLRLYQ LYSRTSGKHI QVLGRRISAR GEDGDKYAQL LVETDTFGSQ VRIKGKETEF YLCMNRKGKL VGKPDGTSKE CVFIEKVLEN NYTALMSAKY SGWYVGFTKK GRPRKGPKTR ENQQDVHFMK RYPKGQPELQ KPFKYTTVTK RSR
≥ 95% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by a cell proliferation assay using Balb/c 3T3 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 10 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 105 units/mg.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.