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Recombinant Human FGF17

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Product Source Size Cat. No. Price
Recombinant Human FGF17 E. coli20 µg Z102305 $70.00
100 µg Z102307 $245.00
1.0 mg Z102309 $1,350.00
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Alternative Names Fibroblast growth factor 17
Description Human FGF17 is a member of the broadly mitogenic FGF family, members of which have key roles in prenatal development, postnatal growth and tissue regeneration. FGF17 has been implicated in the organization and induction of the midbrain/hindbrain junction. It is also found in the developing skeleton, major arteries, heart, tail bud and hindgut, where it is often expressed just following FGF8 expression. While deletion of FGF17 does allow for viable mice, these mice demonstrate abnormalities in areas of the brain and demonstrate abnormal social behaviour. In humans abnormal patterns of FGF17 expression are associated with Dandy-Walker cerebellar malformation as well as a number of types of cancer. Human FGF17 shares 99% sequence similarity with the mouse and rat forms. Recombinant Human FGF17 is a 22.8 kDa heparin binding growth factor.
Gene Symbol FGF17
Gene ID 8822
Accession No. O60258
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 22.8 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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Formulation Lyophilized from 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS
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.