The Trefoil Factor peptides (TFF1, TFF2 and TFF3) are secreted in the gastrointestinal tract, and appear to play an important role in intestinal mucosal defense and repair. TFF-3 is expressed by goblet cells and in the uterus, and has also been shown to be expressed in certain cancers, including colorectal, hepatocellular, and in biliary tumors. TFF3 may be useful as a molecular marker for certain types of cancer, but its role, if any, in tumorigenesis is unknown. TFF3 also promotes airway epithelial cell migration and differentiation. Recombinant Human TFF-3 is a 13.2 kDa homodimeric protein consisting of two 59 amino acid chains, which includes a 40-amino acid trefoil motif containing three conserved intramolecular disulfide bonds.
Trefoil Factor 3 (TFF3), Intestinal trefoil factor, ITF, TFI
EEYVGLSANQ CAVPAKDRVD CGYPHVTPKE CNNRGCCFDS RIPGVPWCFK PLQEAECTF
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to chemoattract human MCF-7 cells using a concentration range of 1.0-10.0 μg/ml.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.