Insulin-like Growth Factor-II human

IGF-II, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, lyophilized powder, suitable for cell culture

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Quality Level

biological source



expressed in E. coli


≥98% (SDS-PAGE and HPLC)


lyophilized powder


≤2.0 ng/mL ED50


endotoxin tested

mol wt

7.5 kDa


pkg of 5X50 μg
pkg of 50 μg


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


≤0.1 EU/μg

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... IGF2(3481)

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) also known as multiplication stimulating activity (MSA), shows virtually identical bioactivities as IGF-I. Expression of IGF-II is highest in fetal tissues, where it is believed to play a major role in overall growth and development. After birth IGF-II expression decreases to much lower levels in a variety of tissues. IGF-II is produced also in several tumors. IGF-II binds to IGF-II receptor (IGF-IIR), to IGF-IR and weakly to the insulin receptor (IR). All IGF-II bioactivities in adult tissues are generally attributed to its interaction with IGF-IR. However, during embryogenesis the roles of both IGF-IIR and IR may be significant in promoting normal growth.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution with no additives.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by a cell proliferation assay using mouse FDC-P1

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

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