Fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) is also known as androgen-induced growth factor (AIGF). It is a heparin-binding growth factor. The gene encoding this protein is localized on human chromosome 10. Recombinant human FGF-8 is a 22.4kDa protein containing 193 amino acid residues.
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Fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) stimulates the proliferation and activation of cells that express the FGF receptors. It has a role in embryogenesis. FGF8b, an isoform of FGF-8, is expressed in prostate cancer.
Lyophilized in 10 mM Tris, pH 8.0 plus 75 mM NaCl. The protein may appear as a haze or film, which may not be seen at the bottom of the vial.
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitute in 5 mM Tris, pH 8.0 to a concentration of 0.1-1 mg/mL. This solution can be diluted into other aqueous buffers.