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Recombinant Rat Fibroblast Growth Factor 21
FGF21 is a member of the Fibroblast Growth Factor family of proteins. It is in the same endocrine signaling subfamily as FGF19 and FGF23. FGF21 is a heparin-binding ligand for FGFR1c and FGFR4 that requires the presence of beta-klotho. Expression of FGF21 mRNA has been observed in the liver, the thymus, and several types of adipose tissue. It has been shown to stimulate glucose incorporation in differentiated adipocytes, independent of insulin activity. It has been suggested that FGF21 also acts as key regulator in the adaptation to stress.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized powder. Purified and tested for use in cell culture.
Source: Escherichia coli
MW: ~19.7 kDa (180 amino acids)
Biological Activity: Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by thymidine uptake assay using FGF-receptors transfected BaF3 cells is less than 0.5 μg/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of >2.0×103 IU/mg in the presence of 5 µg/ml of rMuKlotho-β and 10 μg/ml of heparin.
Purity: >95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at -20°C.
Rat Genome Database ID: 620175
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