Fibroblast Growth Factor-8c from mouse

>97% (SDS-PAGE), recombinant, expressed in E. coli, lyophilized powder

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biological source



expressed in E. coli


>97% (SDS-PAGE)


lyophilized powder


10-50 ng/mL ED50

mol wt

apparent mol wt 31 kDa by SDS-PAGE
predicted mol wt 28 kDa


pkg of 25 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles (Do not store in a frost-free freezer.)


endotoxin, tested

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

mouse ... Fgf8(14179)

General description

Fgf8 (fibroblast growth factor 8) is a member of the FGF family of proteins. This family was originally identified as fibroblast mitogen in bovine pituitary and brain. Both humans and mice, have six to seven subfamilies of FGF protein containing 22 members. FGF gene is composed of three exons, and the first exon is alternatively spliced to produce four variants. This gene is expressed in embryonic organs such as brain, eye, ear, hearts and limbs.


Fibroblast Growth Factor-8c from mouse is suitable for the prevention of cross-reaction in Western blot and SDS-PAGE for FGF2 protein.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Fgf8 (fibroblast growth factor 8) plays an essential role in the development of dorsal raphe nucleus (DR), and is expressed in fetus in the developing anterior hindbrain. DR serotonergic neurons are born in this area of the brain, and this is achieved due to the formation of diffusion gradient by the secreted Fgf8 peptide. Failure of this results in loss of serotonergic neurons during brain development. A nonsense mutation in this gene is linked with isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), with different degrees of olfactory phenotype and human gonadotropin-releasing deficiency.
FGF-8c plays a role in ectodermal differentiation in the post-gastrulation embryo, including outgrowth and patterning of the face, limbs, and central nervous system.

Physical form

Lyophilized from 0.2 μm filtered solution in phosphate buffered saline containing 1.25 mg bovine serum albumin.

Analysis Note

The biological activty is measured by its ability to stimulate 3H-thymidine incorporation in quiescent NR6R-3T3 fibroblasts.


NONH for all modes of transport

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Soluble growth factors play an important role in the coordination and integration of cell proliferation, differentiation, fate determination, and morphogenesis during development of multicellular organisms. Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are a large family of polypeptide growth factors that are present...
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The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 95(7), 3491-3496 (2010-05-14)
FGFR1 mutations cause isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) with or without olfactory abnormalities, Kallmann syndrome, and normosmic IHH respectively. Recently, missense mutations in FGF8, a key ligand for fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 1 in the ontogenesis of GnRH, were identified...

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