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GF116 Sigma-Aldrich

Hepatocyte Growth Factor Protein, Recombinant human

The Human Hepatocyte Growth Factor (or HGF protein) is also known as Scatter Factor & Hepatopoeitin A.

Synonym: HGF

  •  eCl@ss 32160405



Quality Level   100
biological source   human
assay   >98% (SDS-PAGE and HPLC)
mfr. no.   Chemicon®
application(s)   cell analysis: suitable (cell culture)
impurities   <0.1 ng/μg Endotoxin (1EU/μg)
input   sample type neural stem cell(s)
sample type mesenchymal stem cell(s)
NCBI accession no.   NM_000601.4
UniProt accession no.   P14210
shipped in   dry ice


General description

Human Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) is also known as Scatter Factor and Hepatopoeitin A. HGF is a potent mitogen for mature parenchymal hepatocyte cells and acts as a growth factor for a broad spectrum of tissues and cell types. Activities of HGF include induction of cell proliferation, motility, morphogenesis, inhibition of cell growth, and enhancement of neuron survival. HGF is a crucial mitogen for liver regeneration processes, especially after partial hepatectomy and other liver injuries. Human and murine HGF are cross-reactive.

GF116 is an 80 kDa disulfide-linked heterodimeric protein consisting of the alpha chain (463 amino acids) and the beta chain (234 amino acids).

Product Source: Baculovirus infected High-5 cells

Biochem/physiol Actions

The ED(50) was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of monkey 4MBr-5 cells was found to be in the range of 20.0-40.0 ng/ml.

Physical form

The sterile filtered solution was lyophilized from 0.1M L-arginine HCl, 10 mM Tris, pH 8.0, and 200 mM NaCl.

Storage and Stability

The lyophilized protein is stable for a few weeks at room temperature, but best stored at -20°C. Reconstituted HGF should be stored in working aliquots at -20°C. We recommend a quick centrifugation of the vial followed by reconstitution in water to a concentration of 0.5 mg/mL. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers and stored at 4°C for 1 week or stored at -20°C for future use. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.


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