||Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) bind heparin and exhibit widespread mitogenic and neurotrophic activities in a variety of different cells including mesenchymal, neuroectodermal and endothelial cells. There are differences in the tissue distribution and concentration of these 2 growth factors. aFGF (FGF-1) and bFGF (FGF-2) are present in relatively high levels in CNS. aFGF is expressed by a subset of neuronal populations, while bFGF is expressed by astrocytes, both lack signal peptides. Human bFGF is a 17.2 kDa protein containing 155 amino acid residues. FGF-2 has been implicated in diverse biological processes, such as limb and nervous system development, wound healing, and tumor growth. SUBUNIT: Monomer. Interacts with CSPG4 and FGFBP1. Found in a complex with FGFBP1, FGF1 and FGF2. MISCELLANEOUS: This protein binds heparin more strongly than does aFGF. SIMILARITY: Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
||See product label
||Recombinant human basic FGF
||Heparin-binding growth factor 2; HBGF-2; Basic fibroblast growth factor; bFGF; Prostatropin; FGF2; FGFB
||IHC. A concentration of 1 µg/ml is recommended for immunohistochemistry. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
||A high level of specificity for bFGF was shown by immunohistochemistry for this antiserum.
||This antibody is known to react with human, mouse and rat basic FGF.
||If you would like to see the shared identity between different species or other proteins follow the link in Accession field, select then the sequence (make sure that you are selecting the sequence that you are interested in, as the sequence may be the precursor rather than the mature protein for example) and copy and paste it HERE and blast/format it.
||Reconstitute in 100 µl of sterile water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
||After reconstitution keep aliquots at -20°C for a higher stability, and at 4°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
||12 months after purchase
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2. Kurokawa, et al. (1987) FEBS Lett. 213(1):189-94