Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB from rat

PDGF-BB, 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)


lyophilized powder


1.62 ng/mL EC50


endotoxin tested

mol wt

~30 kDa


pkg of 5x50 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

rat ... Pdgfb(24628)

General description

Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a 30 kDa cationic polypeptide and consists of two disulphide linked chains A and B. PDGF is expressed as hetero and homodimers : PDGF-AB FDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PDGF-CC and PDGF-DD.


Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB from rat has been used as a growth supplement in mouse embryonic fibroblast culture, motoneuron-muscle co-culture and adult spinal cord neurons culture.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) elicits multifunctional actions with a variety of cells. It is mitogenic to mesoderm-derived cells, such as dermal and tendon fibroblasts, vascular smooth muscle cells, glial cells, and chondrocytes. PDGF is a potent chemoattractant and activator of neutrophils, monocytes, and fibroblasts. PDGF activates smooth muscle relocalization and multiplication. PDGF mediated increased smooth muscle muscle proliferation might be associated with gene regulation. It increases the synthesis of phospholipids, cholesterol esters, glycogen and prostaglandins, and modulates LDL (low density lipoprotein) receptor binding.

Other Notes

Dimer of the B chain of rat PDGF.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 30% acetonitrile and 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid containing 2.5 mg bovine serum albumin.

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

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The role of growth factors in wound healing.
David L, et al.
The Surgical Clinics of North America, 77.3, 575-586 (1997)
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor is the principal mitogen found in mammalian serum and is released from platelets during clot formation.
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