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Cat. #:104-21
Recombinant Human Fibroblast Growth Factor 21
rHuFGF-21
Technical Parameters
Species9
AccessionQ9NSA1
GeneID26291
Source Escherichia coli.
Molecular Weight Approximately 19.4 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 181 amino acids.
Quantity 5µg/25µg/1000µg
AA Sequence HPIPDSSPLL QFGGQVRQRY LYTDDAQQTE AHLEIREDGT VGGAADQSPE SLLQLKALKP GVIQILGVKT SRFLCQRPDG ALYGSLHFDP EACSFRELLL EDGYNVYQSE AHGLPLHLPG NKSPHRDPAP RGPARFLPLP GLPPALPEPP GILAPQPPDV GSSDPLSMVG PSQGRSPSYA S
Purity > 96 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Biological Activity Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by thymidine uptake assay using FGF-receptors transfected BaF3 cells is less than 0.5 μg/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2.0 × 103 IU/mg in the presence of 5 µg/ml of rMuKlotho-β and 10 μg/ml of heparin.
Physical Appearance Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.
Endotoxin Less than 1 EU/µg of rHuFGF-21 as determined by LAL method.
Reconstitution We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1 % BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at ≤ -20 °C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Usage This material is offered by Shanghai PrimeGene Bio-Tech for research, laboratory or further evaluation purposes. NOT FOR HUMAN USE.
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Reference1. Nishimura T, Nakatake Y, Konishi M, et al. 2000. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1492:203-6.
2. Kharitonenkov A, Shiyanova TL, Koester A, et al. 2005. J Clin Invest. 115:1627-35.
3. Kurosu H, Choi M, Ogawa Y, et al. 2007. J Biol Chem. 282:26687-95
BackgroundFibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) belongs to the large FGF family which is encoded by the FGF-21 gene and it is specifically induced by HMGCS2 activity. All FGF family members are heparin binding growth factors with a core 120 amino acid (a.a.) FGF domain that allows for a common tertiary structure and they are involved in a variety of biological processes including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth and invasion. FGF-21 stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes via the induction of glucose transporter SLC2A1/GLUT1 expression (but not SLC2A4/GLUT4 expression) and the activity depends on the presence of KLB. FGF-21 contains a 28 a.a. signal sequence and a 181 a.a. mature region but show limited binding to heparin. In addition, Mature human FGF-21 respectively shows 81 % a.a. identity to murine and rat FGF-21, and is known to be active on murine cells.