Product Description

GoldBio growth factors are manufactured for RESEARCH USE ONLY and cannot be sold for human consumption!

Recombinant Rat Fibroblast Growth Factor 2
Fibroblast Growth Factor-basic
basic FGF

FGF2 is a member of the Fibroblast Growth Factor family of proteins. It is often called FGF-basic or bFGF. FGF2 is a single-chain polypeptide growth factor that plays a significant role in wound healing, it is a potent inducer of angiogenesis and it is essential for the growth of many stem and progenitor cells. FGF2 shares a 55% amino acid residue identity with FGF1 and interacts with heparin sulfate with nanomolar affinity. It is a potent inducer of DNA synthesis in a variety of cell types. FGF2 activates mesenchymal splice variants of FGF receptors (c splice variants) and also activates FGF Receptor 1b, but has little activity against FGFR2b or FGFR3b. It is most closely associated with FGF1 (aFGF) (see additional information).

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized powder. Purified and tested for use in cell culture.

Source: Escherichia coli

MW: ~16.3 kDa (145 amino acids)

Purity: >98% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses

Biological Activity: Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine balb/c 3T3 cells is less than 0.2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of >5.0×106 IU/mg.

Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at -20°C.

Rat Genome Database ID: 2609


Cross-species homology

Percent Similarity

HubFGF *** 97.3 96.6
MubFGF *** *** 98.6
RtbFGF *** *** ***

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Product Specifications

Catalog ID 1540-02
MW ~16.3 kDa
Storage/Handling Store desiccated at -20°C.

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