Fibroblast Growth Factor-8b from mouse

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

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Quality Level

biological source



expressed in E. coli


>97% (SDS-PAGE)


lyophilized powder


15-60 ng/mL

mol wt

calculated mol wt 23.6 kDa
predicted mol wt 22 kDa


pkg of 25 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles


endotoxin, tested

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

mouse ... Fgf8(14179)

General description

Fibroblast growth factor 8 (FGF8) is a member of the FGF family, and was initially cloned from androgen-dependent mouse mammary carcinoma cell line. Alternative splicing of this gene produces four different isoforms mainly, FGF8a, FGF8b, FGF8e and FGF8f.


Fibroblast Growth Factor-8b from mouse has been used-
  • for subgerminal cavity injection in fertilized quail, chicken, turtle and emu eggs
  • in the induction of neural differentiation in stem cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth (SHED) and
  • in experiments conducted on fertilized hens′ eggs, where FGF8 induced SOX3 gene.


25 μg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Fibroblast growth factor 8b (FGF8b) isoform of FGF8 has the most potent angiogenic and tumorigenic properties. In prostate cancer, it is responsible for angiogenesis, tumorigenesis and invasion. Exogenous expression of this gene in prostate epithelium leads to prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). It also interacts with pattern recognition receptor long pentraxin-3 (PTX3), which is involved in local inflammation.
FGF-8b is involved in ectodermal differentiation in the post-gastrulation embryo, including outgrowth and patterning of the face, limbs, and central nervous system. FGF-8b activates the "c" splice form of FGFR-2, FGFR-3, and FGFR-4.

Physical form

Lyophilized from 50.0 μL of a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 20 mM MOPS, 0.1 M sodium sulfate, 0.02% Brij-35, pH 7 containing 50 μg of BSA per 1 μg as a carrier protein.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by its ability to stimulate proliferation of NR6R-3T3 fibroblasts.


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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

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Flash Point(C)

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Claudia Linker et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 131(22), 5671-5681 (2004-10-29)
A dominant molecular explanation for neural induction is the 'default model', which proposes that the ectoderm is pre-programmed towards a neural fate, but is normally inhibited by endogenous BMPs. Although there is strong evidence favouring this in Xenopus, data from...
Abolghasem Esmaeili et al.
Avicenna journal of medical biotechnology, 6(1), 21-26 (2014-02-20)
Stem cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth (SHED) have the capability to differentiate into neural cells. Neurotrophins including Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4) have neurogenesis, neurotrophic, or neuroprotective effects and are expressed...
Cantas Alev et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 140(13), 2691-2696 (2013-05-24)
Mesoderm is formed during gastrulation. This process takes place at the blastopore in lower vertebrates and in the primitive streak (streak) in amniotes. The evolutionary relationship between the blastopore and the streak is unresolved, and the morphogenetic and molecular changes...
Arianna Giacomini et al.
Oncotarget, 6(15), 13790-13802 (2015-04-29)
Fibroblast growth factor-8b (FGF8b) affects the epithelial/stromal compartments of steroid hormone-regulated tumors by exerting an autocrine activity on cancer cells and a paracrine pro-angiogenic function, thus contributing to tumor progression. The FGF8b/FGF receptor (FGFR) system may therefore represent a target...
Fibroblast growth factors in cell culture and various growth factors for your research
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