Growth Factors & Cytokines

Recombinant Human TGF-α

Product Details

Catalog Number: 100-16A
Description:

TGF-α is an EGF-related polypeptide growth factor that signals through the EGF receptor, and stimulates the proliferation of a wide range of epidermal and epithelial cells. It is produced by monocytes, keratinocytes, and various tumor cells. TGF-α induces transformation anchorage independence in cultured cells. Human, murine and rat TGF-α are cross-species reactive. Recombinant human TGF-α is a 50 amino acid polypeptide (5.5 kDa) which shares approximately 40% sequence homology with EGF, including 6 conserved cysteine residues, which form 3 intramolecular disulfide bonds.

Source: E.coli

Synonyms: Transforming Growth Factor-α, Sacroma growth factor, TGF-type I, ETGF

AA Sequence: VVSHFNDCPD SHTQFCFHGT CRFLVQEDKP ACVCHSGYVG ARCEHADLLA

Purity: ≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.

Biological Activity: The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by BALB/c 3T3 cells is ≤ 0.2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 5 x 106 units/mg.

Cross Reactivity:
Chicken, Horse, Human, Mouse, Rat
Research Interest

Country Of Origin: USA

Research Use Only: Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.