Application DetailsWestern Blotting (WB). A concentration of 1.0 µg/mL is recommended for WB. Human TGF alpha (isoform 1 precursor) has a predicted length of 160 amino acids and MW of 17 kDa. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Reconstitution InstructionsSpin vial briefly before opening. Reconstitute in 100 µL sterile-filtered, ultrapure water to achieve an antibody concentration of 1 mg/mL. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
Storage InstructionsAt least 12 months after purchase at 2-8°C (lyophilized formulations). After reconstitution, aliquot and store at -20°C for a higher stability. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Alternative NamesProtransforming growth factor alpha; TGF-alpha; EGF-like TGF; ETGF; TGF type 1; TGFA;
Scientific BackgroundTransforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha) is a mitogenic polypeptide that is able to bind to the EGF receptor. At least 5 isoforms of the protein are produced by alternate splicing (Ref: SWISSPROT).