FGF 21 Mouse, Sf9
|Amount :||10 µg|
|Purification :||Greater than 90.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.|
|Content :||FGF-21 protein solution (0.5mg/ml) contains Phosphate Buffered Saline (pH 7.4) and 10% glycerol.|
|Storage condition :||Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks.Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.|
|AA sequence :||AYPIPDSSPL LQFGGQVRQR YLYTDDDQDT EAHLEIREDG TVVGAAHRSP ESLLELKALK PGVIQILGVK ASRFLCQQPD GALYGSPHFD PEACSFRELL LEDGYNVYQS EAHGLPLRLP QKDSPNQDAT SWGPVRFLPM PGLLHEPQDQ AGFLPPEPPD VGSSDPLSMV EPLQGRSPSY ASLEHHHHHH.|
|Alternative Name :||Fibroblast growth factor 21, FGF-21.|
Sterile Filtered colorless clear solution.
The FGFs are a family of more than 20 small (~1726 kDa) secreted peptides. The initial characterization of these proteins focused on their ability to stimulate fibroblast proliferation. This mitogenic activity was mediated through FGF receptors (FGFRs) 1, 2, or 3. A fourth closely related tyrosine kinase receptor (FGFR4) was able to bind the FGFs but did not lead to a mitogenic response.FGFs modulate cellular activity via at least 5 distinct subfamilies of high-affinity FGF receptors (FGFRs): FGFR-1, -2, -3, and -4, all with intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity and, except for FGFR-4, multiple splice isoforms, and FGFR-5, which lacks an intracellular kinase domain. There is growing evidence that FGFRs can be important for regulation of glucose and lipid homeostasis. The overexpression of a dominant negative form of FGFR-1 in cells leads to diabetes in mice, which thus implies that proper FGF signaling is required for normal cell function and glycemia maintenance. FGFR-2 appears to be a key molecule during pancreatic development. Moreover, FGFR-4 has been implicated in cholesterol metabolism and bile acid synthesis.FGF-21 is preferentially expressed in liver, but an exact knowledge of FGF-21 bioactivity and its mode of action have been lacking to date. FGF-21 is a potent activator of glucose uptake on adipocytes, protects animals from diet-induced obesity when overexpressed in transgenic mice, and lowers blood glucose and triglyceride levels when therapeutically administered to diabetic rodents.
FGF-21 produced in Sf9 Baculovirus cells is a single, glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 190 amino acids (29-210a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 21.0kDa (Molecular size on SDS-PAGE will appear at approximately 18-28kDa). FGF21 is expressed with an 8 amino acid His tag at C-Terminus and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.