Human Recombinant TGF-alpha

Transforming growth factor alpha
Catalog #
78123_C
Transforming growth factor alpha
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Overview

Transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-α) a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family that is expressed in normal epithelial cells, monocytes, macrophages, brain cells, keratinocytes, and cancer cells. TGF-α binds EGF receptor (EGFR) and activates tyrosine kinase signaling. In epidermal and epithelial cells, this results in proliferation and differentiation. TGF-α is not structurally or genetically related to TGF-β, and the two ligands act through different signaling pathways. In vitro, TGF-α was shown to stimulate anchorage-independent growth (Singh & Coffey).
Subtype
Cytokines, Growth Factors
Alternative Names
ETGF, Sarcoma growth factor, TGF, TGF-α, TGF-type I, Transforming growth factor-alpha
Cell Type
Airway Cells, Epithelial Cells, Mammary Cells, Prostate Cells
Species
Human
Area of Interest
Epithelial Cell Biology
Molecular Weight
5.6 kDa
Purity
≥ 95%

Scientific Resources

Product Documentation

Document Type Product Name Catalog # Lot # Language
Document Type
Product Information Sheet
Product Name
Human Recombinant TGF-alpha
Catalog #
78123, 78123.1
Lot #
All
Language
English
Document Type
Safety Data Sheet
Product Name
Human Recombinant TGF-alpha
Catalog #
78123, 78123.1
Lot #
All
Language
English

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Data and Publications

Data

(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant TGF-alpha 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 above example is less than 0.2 ng/mL. (B) 2 μg of Human Recombinant TGF-alpha was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining.

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