Fibroblast Growth Factor-Basic from bovine pituitary

FGF-Basic, suitable for cell culture

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Quality Level

biological source

bovine pituitary glands


~90% (SDS-PAGE and N-terminal analysis)


lyophilized powder


0.03-3.0 ng/mL ED50/EC50


endotoxin tested

mol wt

16.4 kDa


pkg of 1 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


<0.5 EU/vial



UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

bovine ... FGF2(281161)

General description

The fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) gene is predominantly expressed in uterus, cornea and vascular endothelial cells. The FGF2 gene is mapped to cattle chromosome 17.


A natural mitogenic growth factor used in cell culture applications to study cell signaling and to promote fibroblast and endothelial cell growth and survival.
Fibroblast Growth Factor-Basic from bovine pituitary has been used:
  • In animal and human cell culture
  • In neuronal induction of adipose and bone marrow-derived rat mesenchymal stem cells
  • In the generation of directly reprogramming fibroblast
  • In human glioma cell culture

Biochem/physiol Actions

Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) stimulates cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. It is also known to participate in angiogenesis and carcinogenesis. During the estrous cycle, FGF2 expression is found to be maximum in porcine conceptuses and endometrium. Upregulation of this gene is also observed in pregnancy during peri-implantation. FGF2 is involved in embryogenesis, tissue repair and other metabolic pathways.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in sodium phosphate and sodium chloride containing 0.1 mg bovine serum albumin

Preparation Note

Purified glands by a modification of the method of Gospodarowicz, et al.

Analysis Note

The proliferative activity is tested in culture using fetal bovine heart endothelial cells.

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

Random/aligned electrospun PCL/PCL-collagen nanofibrous membranes: comparison of neural differentiation of rat AdMSCs and BMSCs
Capkin M, et al.
Biomedical Materials (Bristol, England), 7(4), 045013-045013 (2012)
Stimulatory effects of fibroblast growth factor 2 on proliferation and migration of uterine luminal epithelial cells during early pregnancy
Lim W, et al.
Biology of Reproduction, 96(1), 185-198 (2016)
Single nucleotide polymorphism of FGF2 gene in Iranian Holstein proven bulls
Salehi A, et al.
Molecular Biology Research Communications, 4(1), 57-57 (2015)
Sensitivity of biochemical test in comparison with other methods for the detection of mycoplasma contamination in human and animal cell lines stored in the National Cell Bank of Iran
Kazemiha VM, et al.
Cytotechnology, 66(5), 861-873 (2014)
Structural characterization and biological functions of fibroblast growth factor.
D Gospodarowicz et al.
Endocrine reviews, 8(2), 95-114 (1987-05-01)

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