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Recombinant Human SERPINF1 E. coli10 µg Z100765 $70.00
500 µg Z100767 $1,150.00
1.0 mg Z100769 $1,800.00
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Alternative Names PEDF, SerpinF1, EPC-1, Cell proliferation-inducing gene 35 protein, PIG35
Recombinant Human Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (SERPINF1)
Description Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a 50-kDa secreted glycoprotein, is widely expressed throughout the human body, with expression decreasing during human hepatocellular carcinoma and breast cancer progression. PEDF binds to a cell membrane receptor to exhibit multifunctional activity in many cell types but its signaling mechanisms are largely unknown. PEDF exerts anti-angiogenic activity by arresting VEGF- or bFGF-mediated endothelial cell migration, inhibiting capillary morphogenesis, and inducing endothelial cell apoptosis. In human dermal microvascular cells, PEDF induces FasL expression and subsequently activation of caspase 8, which initiates the downstream apoptotic cascade. In human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), its induction of apoptosis was shown to depend on p38 MAPK activity and to involve activation of caspases 8 and 9.
Gene Symbol SERPINF1
Gene ID 5176
Accession No. P36955
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 45.0 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 The ED(50) was not determined.
Formulation Recombinant PEDF was lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered 20 mM PB,150 mM NaCl solution pH 7.5.
Reconstitution A quick spin of the vial followed by reconstitution in distilled water to a concentration not less than 0.1 mg/mL. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers.
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.