β-NGF is a neurotrophic factor structurally related to BDNF, NT-3 and NT-4. These proteins belong to the cysteine-knot family of growth factors that assume stable dimeric structures. β-NGF is a potent neurotrophic factor that signals through its receptor β-NGFR, and plays a crucial role in the development and preservation of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems. β-NGF also acts as a growth and differentiation factor for B lymphocytes, and enhances B-cell survival. The functional form of Recombinant Human β-NGF is a non-covalently-linked homodimer of two 13.5 kDa, polypeptide monomers that each contain 120 amino acids and three disulfide bonds, which are required for biological activity.
NGF-β, beta-Nerve Growth Factor
AA Sequence (monomer):
SSSHPIFHRG EFSVCDSVSV WVGDKTTATD IKGKEVMVLG EVNINNSVFK QYFFETKCRD PNPVDSGCRG IDSKHWNSYC TTTHTFVKAL TMDGKQAAWR FIRIDTACVC VLSRKAVRRA
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of human TF-1 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 1.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 106 units/mg.
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