Human Recombinant BMP-2

Bone morphogenetic protein 2
Catalog #
Bone morphogenetic protein 2
From: 482 USD


Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) is a member of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) superfamily. BMP-2 is a disulfide-linked homodimer, acts as a ligand for complexes of type I and II BMP receptors, and primarily activates SMAD1/5/8 signaling (Nohe et al.). BMP-2 is a potent differentiation factor and directs human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) towards various cell types including extra-embryonic endoderm, mesenchymal cells, and chondrocytes (Pera et al.). Although BMP-2 expression is low in healthy cartilage, its expression is upregulated at the site of cartilage damage (Blaney Davidson et al.). BMP-2 induces bone and cartilage formation in vitro and is able to induce chondrogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells (Schmitt et al.).
Alternative Names
BDA2, BMP-2A, BMP2, Bone morphogenetic protein 2A
Cell Type
Endoderm, PSC-Derived, Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells, Mesoderm, PSC-Derived, Pluripotent Stem Cells
Area of Interest
Epithelial Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight
26 kDa
≥ 95%

Scientific Resources

Product Documentation

Document Type Product Name Catalog # Lot # Language
Document Type
Product Information Sheet
Product Name
Human Recombinant BMP-2
Catalog #
78004, 78004.1
Lot #

Educational Materials (1)

Cytokines, Chemokines and Growth Factors

Product Applications

This product is designed for use in the following research area(s) as part of the highlighted workflow stage(s). Explore these workflows to learn more about the other products we offer to support each research area.

Data and Publications


(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant BMP-2 was tested by its ability to promote alkaline phosphatase production of ATDC-5 cells. Alkaline phosphatase production was measured using a fluorometric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the growth factor at which alkaline phosphatase production is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the above example is 0.09 μg/mL.
(B) 2 μg of Human Recombinant BMP-2 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining. Human Recombinant BMP-2 has a predicted molecular mass of 26 kDa.

Contact STEMCELL Technologies

Our Customer Service, Sales, and Product and Scientific Support departments in North America are available between 6 am and 5 pm Pacific Time (9 am and 8 pm Eastern Time). One of our representatives will be happy to help you by telephone or email. Please complete the form to contact us by email. A representative will get back to you shortly.

StemCell Technologies Inc. and affiliates ("STEMCELL Technologies") does not share your email address with third parties. StemCell Technologies Inc. will use your email address to confirm your identity and send you newsletters, transaction-related emails, promotional and customer service emails in accordance with our privacy policy. You can change your email preferences at any time.