FGF-8 (FGF-8b) is a heparin-binding growth factor belonging to 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. There are 4 known alternate spliced forms of FGF8; FGF-8A, FGF-8B, FGF-8E and FGF-8F. The human and murine FGF-8A and B are identical, unlike human and mouse FGF-8E and F, which are 98% identical. FGF-8 targets mammary carcinoma cells and other cells expressing the FGF receptors. Recombinant Human/Murine FGF-8 (FGF-8b) is a 22.5 kDa protein consisting of 194 amino acid residues.
Fibroblast Growth Factor-8, FGF-8b, AIGF, HBGF-8
MQVTVQSSPN FTQHVREQSL VTDQLSRRLI RTYQLYSRTS GKHVQVLANK RINAMAEDGD PFAKLIVETD TFGSRVRVRG AETGLYICMN KKGKLIAKSN GKGKDCVFTE IVLENNYTAL QNAKYEGWYM AFTRKGRPRK GSKTRQHQRE VHFMKRLPRG HHTTEQSLRF EFLNYPPFTR SLRGSQRTWA PEPR
≥ 95% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by a cell proliferation assay using Balb/c 3T3 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 5 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 2 x 105 units/mg.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
1mg will be provided as 2x500μg