Fibroblast Growth Factor from bovine pituitary

suitable for cell culture

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Quality Level

biological source

bovine pituitary glands


lyophilized powder


1-100 ng/mL

mol wt

16.4 kDa


pkg of 10 and 5X10 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested


white to off-white

storage temp.


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General description

Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) are glycoproteins concealed in the extracellular matrix and cell surface. There are around 22 different types of FGFs known. These factors weigh in the range of 17 to 34kDa and they possess a conserved sequence of 120 amino acids.


Fibroblast Growth Factor from bovine pituitary has been used in in vitro testicular cell culture. It has also been used as a component of myogenic culture medium.
A natural mitogenic growth factor used in cell culture applications to study cell signaling and to promote fibroblast and endothelial cell growth and survival.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) actively participate in cellular responses including embryogenesis and organogenesis. It specifically controls cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. FGF is known to regulate nervous system functions, tissue repair mechanism and wound healing. It also controls angiogenesis of tumor cells. Abnormal FGF mediated signaling induces tumor angiogenesis, by stimulating cancer cell proliferation and survival. FGFs carries out its function by mediating through four receptor tyrosine kinases : FGF-receptors FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3 and FGFR4.


Although the major mitogenic component of this product is FGF2, the activity per unit weight of protein is less than that of purified FGF2.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in phosphate buffered saline containing 0.1 mg/ml BSA.

Preparation Note

Purified glands by a modification of the method of Gospodarowicz.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured using a 3-day MTT assay.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Modulation of osteogenic, adipogenic and myogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells by submicron grooved topography
Wang PY, et al.
Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine, 23(12), 3015-3028 (2012)
Cellular signaling by fibroblast growth factor receptors
Eswarakumar VP, et al.
Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews, 16(2), 139-149 (2005)
Fibroblast growth factor signalling: from development to cancer
Turner N and Grose R
Nature Reviews. Cancer, 10(2), 116-116 (2010)
Identification, culture, and characterization of germline stem cell-like cells in chicken testes
Jung JG, et al.
Biology of Reproduction, 76(1), 173-182 (2007)
A testis-mediated germline chimera production based on transfer of chicken testicular cells directly into heterologous testes
Lee YM, et al.
Biology of Reproduction, 75(3), 380-386 (2006)
Fibroblast growth factors in cell culture and various growth factors for your research
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