Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-AB human

PDGF-AB, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, lyophilized powder, suitable for cell culture

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Quality Level

biological source



expressed in E. coli


≥97% (SDS-PAGE and N-terminal analysis)


lyophilized powder


10-100 ng/mL ED50/EC50


endotoxin tested

mol wt

27-31 kDa


pkg of 10 μg
pkg of 50 μg

storage condition

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


≤1 EU/μg

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... PDGFA(5154), PDGFB(5155)

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General description

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) is a cationic polypeptide and a constituent of α-granules. PDGF is composed of chain A and B linked together by a disulphide bridge. PDGF heterodimers occurs as PDGF-AB and homodimers exists as FDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PDGF-CC and PDGF-DD). The PDGFB gene is localized to pericytes in the brain and is mapped to human chromosome 7p22.3.


Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-AB human has been used in luciferase reporter assay.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cellular actions of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) include chemoattraction and activation of neutrophils, monocytes, and fibroblasts. PDGF appears to play a crucial role in the cellular response to tissue injury and is critically involved in the pathological progression of atherosclerosis.
PDGF stimulates fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix production in order to facilitate tissue repair. PDGF-AB isomer is found to be associated with angiogenesis and proliferation. Loss of PDGFB gene function induces microvascular calcification due to age-dependent phenotypical changes.

Other Notes

Heterodimer of the A and B chains of PDGF disulfide linked.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 40% acetonitrile and 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid.

Analysis Note

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

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

Increased levels of platelet-derived growth factor in vitreous fluid of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Freyberger H, et al.
Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 108.02, 106-109 (2000)
Clinical Findings Associated with a De Novo Partial Trisomy 10p11. 22p15. 3 and Monosomy 7p22. 3 Detected by Chromosomal Microarray Analysis.
Kohannim O, et al.
Case Reports in Genetics, 2011 (2011)
Injury induces in vivo expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and PDGF receptor mRNAs in skin epithelial cells and PDGF mRNA in connective tissue fibroblasts.
Antoniades HN, et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 88.2 , 565-569 (1991)
Deconstructing Fahr's disease/syndrome of brain calcification in the era of new genes
Batla A, et al.
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 37, 1-10 (2017)
Intraglomerular expressions of IL-1a and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-B) mRNA in experimental immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis.
Akai Y, et al.
Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 95.1, 29-34 (1994)
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor is the principal mitogen found in mammalian serum and is released from platelets during clot formation.
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