Epigen is an EGF-related polypeptide growth factor that signals through the ErbB receptor-1. It is produced in several tissues, including the testis, liver, and heart, as well as in certain tumor cells. Epigen is mitogenic for fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Human Epigen is initially synthesized as a glycosylated 14.7 kDa transmembrane precursor protein, which is processed by proteolytic cleavage to produce a mature soluble sequence. Recombinant Human Epigen is a 7.9 kDa monomeric protein, containing 72 amino acid residues, which comprises the EGF-homologous portion of the Epigen precursor.
EPG, Epithelial mitogen
AVTVTPPITA QQADNIEGPI ALKFSHLCLE DHNSYCINGA CAFHHELEKA ICRCFTGYTG ERCEHLTLTS YA
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of murine Balb/3T3 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 150-300 ng/ml.
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Not for human use.