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F0291

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hBFGF

FGF-Basic, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, suitable for cell culture

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Synonym(s):
Fibroblast Growth Factor-Basic human, FGF2, bFGF
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

human

Quality Level

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

Assay

≥97% (SDS-PAGE)

form

lyophilized powder

potency

≤-0.6 ng/mL

mol wt

16.0 kDa

packaging

pkg of 4X25 μg
pkg of 25 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

≤1.00 EU/μg

color

white to faint yellow cast

solubility

water: soluble 0.025 mg, clear, colorless to faintly yellow

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... FGF2 (2257)

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hBFGF FGF-Basic, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, suitable for cell culture

Sigma-Aldrich

F0291

hBFGF

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

recombinant

-

assay

≥97% (SDS-PAGE)

assay

≥97% (SDS-PAGE)

assay

≥97% (SDS-PAGE)

assay

~90% (SDS-PAGE and N-terminal analysis)

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

potency

≤-0.6 ng/mL

potency

<1 ng/mL Biological Activity EC50

potency

0.287 ng/mL

potency

0.03-3.0 ng/mL ED50/EC50

mol wt

16.0 kDa

mol wt

16.0 kDa

mol wt

15.5 kDa

mol wt

16.4 kDa

General description

Fibroblast growth factor-basic (FGF-Basic) is found in basement membranes and sub-endothelial extracellular matrix. FGF-Basic is induced early in the development of the embryo where it is necessary (but not sufficient) for pluripotency and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells (ESC) and lineage defined stem cells; wherein it functions to support proliferation and inhibit differentiation. Self-renewal of hESC depends upon activation of the Activin/Nodal/Smad2,3 branch and suppression of the BMP/GDF/Smad5 branch of the TGFβ-family cell signaling program. FGF-Basic is a competence factor for Nodal support of pluripotency. Activin-A is necessary and sufficient to maintain stemness. It induces the expression of both Nodal and FGF-Basic in human ES cells.

Application

Fibroblast growth factor-basic (FGF-Basic) is required for the maintenance of human embryonic stem cells in culture, and various other stem cell lines, such as mesenchymal stem (stroma) cells (MSC).

Physical form

Lyophilized from 0.2 μm filtered solution in 20 mM Tris and 1 M NaCl, pH 7.0, containing 50 μg bovine serum albumin per 1 μg BFGF.

Analysis Note

The bioactivity of FGF-Basic was measured in a fluorometric assay using the redox sensitive dye, Resazurin.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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