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Recombinant Human AREG E. coli15 µg Z101875 $40.00
1.0 mg Z101879 $945.00
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Data Sheet
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Alternative Names AR, Colorectum cell-derived growth factor, CRDGF
Recombinant Human Amphiregulin (AREG)
Description Amphiregulin is a trans-membrane protein whose protease mediated digestion of the extracellular domain enables release of mature AR. Amphiregulin works to stimulate the proliferation of some animal keratinocyles, epithelial cells and fibroblasts. It has been shown that the mRNA expression of amphiregulin can be detected in numerous carcinoma cell lines and the epithelial cells of various human tissues, including colon, stomach, breast, ovary and kidney.
Gene Symbol AREG
Gene ID 374
Accession No. P15514
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 11.5 kDa
Endotoxin Level <1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method.
Purity >95% as determined by SDS-PAGE
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Bioactivity Measured in a cell proliferation assay using mouse embryonic fibroblast 3T3 cells. The ED(50) for this effect is <0.5 ng/mL.
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Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin
Storage The lyophilized protein is stable for at least one year from date of receipt at -70°C. Upon reconstitution, this cytokine can be stored in working aliquots at 2° - 8°C for one month, or at -20°C for six months, with a carrier protein without detectable loss of activity. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Usage For research use only. Not for diagnostic or therapeutic use.
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How are endotoxin levels measured?
1. For estimating the endotoxin levels; we use the LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) method: The lysate from horseshoe crab amebocytes clots in the presence of very low endotoxin. This reaction is the basis of the Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay which was approved by the FDA in 1970.

· Endotoxin is generally measured in Endotoxin Units per milliliter (EU/mL).

· For recombinant proteins: EU is reported per microgram of protein.

· One EU = 0.1-0.2 ng endotoxin/µg of protein.

· At abm, we do the LAL chromogenic assays that can detect down to 0.01 EU/ml.
With regard to the BSA levels in some Growth Factors and Cytokines, can you please provide an explanation as to why they are so high?
The amount of BSA, as part of the formulation of a protein, can vary considerably depending on how much BSA was deemed optimum/necessary for protein stability in combination with /in-lieu of - other possible additives. The aforementioned formulations are somewhat analogous to the “carrier” versions of many formulations from “R and D systems” that have as high as 50 µg of BSA per µg of the recombinant protein product. If, needed or desired, abm scientists can substitute BSA for other stabilizing additives for most formulations.
Are your Escherichia coli sourced growth factors: 1) Human derived materials free? 2) Recombinant proteins free?
Yes, all of abm's growth factors made in Escherichia coli using recombinant technology contain no human derived-products or other recombinant proteins. In the rare cases of BSA presence, this will be mentioned in the product's formulation.