FGF-18, Human

FGF-18, Human

FGF-18, Human

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FGF-18 is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities, and are involved in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. FGF-18 is required for normal skeletal development. It recruits osteoclasts and osteoblasts to the growth plate, promotes osteoclast formation and function, inhibits osteoblast differentiation, promotes skeletal vascularization, and induces chondrocyte hypertrophy and cartilage matrix formation.

with polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus

Escherichia coli

Endotoxin Test:
<0.1 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method. Activity:
Measure by its ability to induce 3T3 cells proliferation. The ED50 for this effect is 1.3-2.0 ng/mL. The specific activity of recombinant human FGF-18 is > 5 x 105 IU/mg.

>98% as determined by SDS-PAGE. Ni-NTA chromatography

The protein was lyophilized from a solution containing 1X PBS, pH 8.0.

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized protein in sterile H2O to a concentration not less than 100 μg/mL and incubate the stock solution for at least 20 min to ensure sufficient re-dissolved.

Lyophilized protein should be stored at -20°C. Upon reconstitution, protein aliquots should be stored at -20°C or -80°C.

Please use within one month after protein reconstitution.