IGF-BPs control the distribution, function and activity of IGFs in various cell tissues and body fluids. Currently, there are seven named IGF-BPs that form high affinity complexes with both IGF-I and IGF-II. IGF-BP7 is expressed in a wide range of normal human tissues, and it generally shows reduced expression in cancer cell lines of prostate, breast, colon, and lung origin. It plays a role in skeletal myogenesis by binding to IGF in a manner that inhibits IGF-induced differentiation of skeletal myoblasts, without affecting IGF-induced proliferation. Additionally, IGF-BP7 suppresses growth and colony formation of prostate and breast cancer cell lines through an IGF-independent mechanism, which causes a delay in the G1 phase of the cell cycle and increased apoptosis. Recombinant Human IGF-BP7 is a 26.4 kDa protein consisting of 256 amino acid residues.
Insulin-like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 7, IBP-7, Mac25, IGF binding protein related protein-1 (IGFBP-rP1)
SSSDTCGPCE PASCPPLPPL GCLLGETRDA CGCCPMCARG EGEPCGGGGA GRGYCAPGME CVKSRKRRKG KAGAAAGGPG VSGVCVCKSR YPVCGSDGTT YPSGCQLRAA SQRAESRGEK AITQVSKGTC EQGPSIVTPP KDIWNVTGAQ VYLSCEVIGI PTPVLIWNKV KRGHYGVQRT ELLPGDRDNL AIQTRGGPEK HEVTGWVLVS PLSKEDAGEY ECHASNSQGQ ASASAKITVV DALHEIPVKK GEGAEL
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.