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 Murine FGF-21 is a 20.1 kDa protein containing 182 amino acid residues.
Fibroblast Growth Factor-21, FGFL
Calculated Molecular Weight:
MAYPIPDSSP LLQFGGQVRQ RYLYTDDDQD TEAHLEIRED GTVVGAAHRS PESLLELKAL KPGVIQILGV KASRFLCQQP DGALYGSPHF DPEACSFREL LLEDGYNVYQ SEAHGLPLRL PQKDSPNQDA TSWGPVRFLP MPGLLHEPQD QAGFLPPEPP DVGSSDPLSM VEPLQGRSPS YAS
≥ 95% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of murine NIH-3T3 cells.