Mouse Recombinant EGF

Epidermal growth factor

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Epidermal growth factor
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Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is the founding member of the EGF family of proteins and is characterized by high affinity binding to various EGF receptors (EGFRs) and the production of mitogenic responses (Carpenter & Cohen). EGF promotes EGFR dimerization, resulting in activation of downstream pathways including PI3K, ERK1/2, JAK/STAT, β-catenin, and calcium signaling. EGF is secreted by the gut-associated salivary and Brunner’s glands, is found in a variety of body fluids, and stimulates cell proliferation and differentiation in rodent and neonatal human intestine (Wright et al.). EGF can stimulate the proliferation of mouse embryonic stem cells or induce the terminal differentiation/growth inhibition of A431 cells (Heo et al.).
Alternative Names:
Beta-urogastrone, HOMG4, Pro-epidermal growth factor, Pro-epidermal growth factor precursor, URG, Urogastrone
Cell Type:
Brain Tumor Stem Cells; Endoderm, PSC-Derived; Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells; Mesenchymal Stem and Progenitor Cells; Mesoderm, PSC-Derived; Neural Cells, PSC-Derived; Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells; Neurons; Pluripotent Stem Cells; Prostate Cells
Species:
Mouse
Area of Interest:
Cancer Research; Epithelial Cell Biology; Neuroscience; Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight:
6.2 kDa
Purity:
≥ 95 %

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(A) The biological activity of Mouse Recombinant EGF 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 0.1 ng/mL. (B) 5 μg of Mouse Recombinant EGF was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining. Mouse Recombinant EGF has a predicted molecular mass of 6.2 kDa.

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