The IGFs are mitogenic polypeptide growth factors that stimulate the proliferation and survival of various cell types including muscle, bone, and cartilage tissue in vitro. IGFs are predominantly produced by the liver, although a variety of tissues produce the IGFs at distinctive times. The IGFs belong to the Insulin gene family, which also contains insulin and relaxin. The IGFs are similar by structure and function to insulin, but have a much higher growth-promoting activity than insulin. IGF-II expression is influenced by placenta lactogen, while IGF-I expression is regulated by growth hormone. Both IGF-I and IGF-II signal through the tyrosine kinase type I receptor (IGF-IR), but, IGF-II can also signal through the IGFII/ Mannose-6-phosphate receptor. Mature IGFs are generated by proteolytic processing of inactive precursor proteins, which contain N-terminal and C-terminal propeptide regions.
Recombinant human IGF-I and IGF-II are globular proteins containing 70 and 67 amino acids, respectively, and 3 intra-molecular disulfide bonds.
Product Source: Protein is expressed in E.coli.
The protein is manufactured without the use of any animal products/reagents and is considered Animal-Free and can be used in protocols where possible transmisson of animal viruses and contamination must be avoided.
Stem Cell Research
Research Sub Category
Growth Factors & Receptors
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of mouse FDC-P1 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 2.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥5 x 10^5 units/mg.
Product is sterile filtered through a 0.2 micron filter. Lyophilized with no additives.
Almacenamiento y estabilidad
Store at -20°C for up to 4 months from date of receipt Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein and store in working aliquots at -20°C.
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