IGF-BP3 is a 30 kDa, cysteine-rich secreted protein. It is the major IGF binding protein present in the plasma of human and animals, and it is also found in α-granules of platelets. In addition to its ability to modulate the activity of IGF-I and IGF-II, IGF-BP3 exerts inhibitory effects on follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) activity. Decreased plasma levels of IGF-BP3 often results in dwarfism, whereas elevated levels of IGF-BP3 may lead to acromegaly. The expression of IGF-BP3 in fibroblasts is stimulated by mitogenic growth factors, such as Bombesin, Vasopressin, PDGF, and EGF. Recombinant Human IGF-BP3 is a 28.8 kDa protein consisting of 264 amino acid residues.
Insulin-like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 3, Growth-hormone-dependent binding protein
GASSGGLGPV VRCEPCDARA LAQCAPPPAV CAELVREPGC GCCLTCALSE GQPCGIYTER CGSGLRCQPS PDEARPLQAL LDGRGLCVNA SAVSRLRAYL LPAPPAPGNA SESEEDRSAG EVESPSVSST HRVSDPKFHP LHSKIIIIKK GHAKDSQRYK VDYESQSTDT QNFSSESKRE TEYGPCRREM EDTLNHLKFL NVLSPRGVHI PNCDKKGFYK KKQCRPSKGR KRGFCWCVDK YGQPLPGYTT KGKEDVHCYS MQSK
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 was determined by its ability to inhibit IGF-II induced proliferation of MCF-7. The expected ED50 for this effect is ≤ 0.2 µg/ml in presence of 15 ng/ml of human IGF-II.
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Not for human use.