Human Recombinant FGF-18

Fibroblast growth factor 18

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Fibroblast growth factor 18
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Fibroblast growth factor 18 (FGF-18) is a growth factor and member of the FGF subfamily. FGF-18 is most similar to FGF-8 and FGF-17, and is secreted in adult lung and developing tissues (Ohbayashi et al.). FGF-18 signals through FGF receptor 3 (FGFR3) to regulate proliferation, differentiation, and matrix production of articular and growth plate chondrocytes in vivo and in vitro (Davidson et al.). FGF-18 has skeletal functions and protects articular cartilage by gene expression profiling and regulates proliferation and differentiation of midline cerebellar structures (Mori et al.). Also, recombinant human FGF-18 has been shown to effectively regulate hair growth (Song et al.).
Alternative Names:
FGFI, Fibroblast growth factor-18, zFGF5
Cell Type:
Endoderm, PSC-Derived; Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells; Mammary Cells; Mesenchymal Stem and Progenitor Cells; Neural Cells, PSC-Derived; Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells; Pluripotent Stem Cells; Prostate Cells
Species:
Human
Area of Interest:
Epithelial Cell Biology; Neuroscience; Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight:
20.3 kDa
Purity:
≥ 95 %

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(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant FGF-18 was tested by its ability to promote the proliferation of BALB/c 3T3 cells. Cell proliferation was measured using a fluorometric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the growth factor at which cell proliferation is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the example above is less than 10 ng/mL. (B) 2 μg of Human Recombinant FGF-18 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining. Human Recombinant FGF-18 has a predicted molecular mass of 20.3 kDa.

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