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Endothelial cell growth supplement from bovine neural tissue

ECGS, suitable for cell culture


Quality Level

biological source

bovine neuroblastoma




2-200 μg/mL ED50/EC50


endotoxin tested


pkg of 15 and 5X15 mg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


≤20 EU/vial (LAL test)


tan to brown


water: soluble (1 vial reconstituted with 1 ml 0.85% NaCl)

storage temp.


General description

Endothelial cell growth supplement (ECGS) comprises acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) and basic FGF (bFGF).


Endothelial cell growth supplement from bovine neural tissue has been used as a supplement in Dulbecco′s modified Eagle′s medium supplement and F-12K media supplement for human umbilical vein endothelial cells culture.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Endothelial cell growth supplement (ECGS) improves proliferation of human saphenous vein endothelial cells (HSVEC) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). It coordinates with interleukin 1 (IL-1) and mediates matrix remodelling in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). It is essential for endothelial cells proliferation and adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) differentiation. An extract of bovine neural tissue containing growth promoting factors for vascular endothelial cells of mammalian origin. ECGS has also been reported to be beneficial as a media supplement for the fusion and growth of hybridoma cells in monoclonal antibody production.

Preparation Note

ECGS is an extract of bovine neural tissue containing growth promoting factors for vascular endothelial cells of mammalian origin. Endothelial cell growth supplement is prepared using a modification of the method of Maciag, et al., and is lyophilized from a sterile solution containing NaCl and streptomycin sulfate.

Analysis Note

The proliferative activity of endothelial cell growth supplement (ECGS) is tested in culture using fetal bovine heart endothelial cells (ATCC CRL 1395) seeded at low density. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of growth factor that elicits a 50% increase in cell growth in a cell based bioassay.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Heparin/endothelial cell growth supplement regulates matrix gene expression and prolongs life span of vascular smooth muscle cells through modulation of interleukin-1
Hsu JY, et al.
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Soluble adhesion molecules correlate with surface expression in an in vitro model of endothelial activation
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Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, 113(4), 273-279 (2013)
KML001 displays vascular disrupting properties and irinotecan combined antitumor activities in a murine tumor model
Moon CH, et al.
Testing, 8(1), e53900-e53900 (2013)
Endothelial differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells: effects of endothelial cell growth supplement and shear force
Fischer LJ, et al.
The Journal of Surgical Research, 152(1), 157-166 (2009)
T Maciag et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 76(11), 5674-5678 (1979-11-01)
Extracts of bovine hypothalamus were found to contain a significant level of mitogenic activity when tested in a Swiss 3T3 cell [3H]dThd incorporation assay and in a human umbilical vein endothelial cell growth assay. The mitogenic activity responsible for 3T3...

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