FGF-21 is a secreted growth factor that is a member of 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-21, in the presence of β-Klotho as a protein cofactor, signals through the FGFR 1c and 4 receptors, and stimulates insulin-independent glucose uptake by adipocytes. Recombinant Human FGF-21 is a 19.5 kDa protein containing 182 amino acid residues.
Fibroblast Growth Factor-21, FGFL
MHPIPDSSPL LQFGGQVRQR YLYTDDAQQT EAHLEIREDG TVGGAADQSP ESLLQLKALK PGVIQILGVK TSRFLCQRPD GALYGSLHFD PEACSFRELL LEDGYNVYQS EAHGLPLHLP GNKSPHRDPA PRGPARFLPL PGLPPALPEP PGILAPQPPD VGSSDPLSMV GPSQGRSPSY AS
≥ 90% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of murine NIH-3T3 cells.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.