Recombinant Human BMP-15 Protein


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Recombinant Human BMP-15 Protein Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured by its ability to induce Smad3 phosphorylation in P19 mouse embryonal carcinoma cells. Approximately 10 ng/mL can effectively induce Smad3 phosphorylation.
Chinese Hamster Ovary cell line, CHO-derived human BMP-15/GDF-9B protein
Gln268-Arg392 (Thr266Arg)
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N-terminal Sequence
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Proteins
>90%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Note
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


  • Bioactivity
Theoretical MW
13.9 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
15 kDa, reducing conditions
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in HCl with BSA as a carrier protein.
>90%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile 4  mM HCl containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Recombinant Human BMP-15 Protein

  • BMP15
  • BMP-15
  • bone morphogenetic protein 15
  • GDF-9B
  • Growth/differentiation factor 9B
  • ODG2
  • POF4


Bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP-15), also known as GDF-9B, is a TGF-beta superfamily ligand that is expressed by oocytes throughout folliculogenesis, and plays an important role in oocyte development (1). BMP-15 promotes the FSH‑independent proliferation of ovarian granulosa cells (GC) and induces GC glycolysis and cholesterol synthesis (2‑4). It also induces GC production of stem cell factor which, in turn, negatively regulates BMP-15 expression in oocytes (5). BMP-15 blocks the FSH‑induced GC expression of FSH R and multiple steroidogenic molecules (6). BMP-15 is synthesized with a 249 amino acid (aa) N-terminal propeptide (7). The propeptide is cleaved intracellularly from the 50 kDa proBMP-15 but remains associated with mature BMP-15 (8). Mature BMP-15 exists in 16 kDa and 17 kDa forms which are distinguishable by the presence of O-linked glycosylation on the 17 kDa form (8). Mature BMP-15 is phosphorylated, a modification which is required for the stimulation of GC proliferation (9). BMP-15 exerts its effects through interactions with BMPR‑IB/ALK6 and BMPR‑II (9-11). Mature BMP-15 forms 34 kDa noncovalently-linked homodimers and 37 kDa heterodimers with mature GDF-9 (12). Both of these oocyte-expressed factors lack the cysteine that mediates disulfide-linked dimerization in most TGF-beta superfamily ligands (1). Although heterodimerization with GDF-9 may limit the secretion of active BMP‑15, these two factors synergize in promoting oocyte survival and folliculogenesis (12, 13). Mature human BMP-15 shares 70%, 68%, and 78% aa sequence identity with mouse, rat, and sheep BMP-15, respectively. It shares 27%-38% aa sequence with other BMPs.

  1. Moore, R.K. and S. Shimasaki (2005) Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 234:67.
  2. Otsuka, F. et al. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275:39523.
  3. Sugiura, K. et al. (2007) Development 134:2593.
  4. Su, Y.-Q. et al. (2008) Development 135:111.
  5. Otsuka, F. and S. Shimasaki (2002) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99:8060.
  6. Otsuka, F. et al. (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276:11387.
  7. Dube, J.L. et al. (1998) Mol. Endocrinol. 12:1809.
  8. Saito, S. et al. (2008) Prot. Sci. 17:362.
  9. McMahon, H.E. et al. (2008) Endocrinology 149:812.
  10. Moore, R.K. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:304.
  11. Edwards, S.J. et al. (2008) Endocrinology 149:1026.
  12. Liao, W.X. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:3713.
  13. Yan, C. et al. (2001) Mol. Endocrinol. 15:854.

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Publications for BMP-15/GDF-9B (5096-BM)(17)

We have publications tested in 6 confirmed species: Human, Mouse, Bovine, Canine, Fish - Clarias batrachus (Freshwater Catfish), Goat.

We have publications tested in 5 applications: Bioassay, Control, In Vivo, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Western Blot.

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H Ito, C Emori, M Kobayashi, N Maruyama, W Fujii, K Naito, K Sugiura Cooperative effects of oocytes and estrogen on the forkhead box L2 expression in mural granulosa cells in mice Scientific Reports, 2022;12(1):20158. 2022 [PMID: 36424497] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
CS Haas, FC Oliveira, MT Rovani, JG Ferst, SF Vargas, AD Vieira, RG Mondadori, LMC Pegoraro, PBD Gonçalves, V Bordignon, R Ferreira, BG Gasperin Bone morphogenetic protein 15 intrafollicular injection inhibits ovulation in cattle Theriogenology, 2022;182(0):148-154. 2022 [PMID: 35176680] (In Vivo, Bovine) In Vivo Bovine
T Iizuka, K Wakae, M Ono, T Suzuki, Y Mizumoto, K Kitamura, SI Horike, M Muramatsu, H Fujiwara Activation-induced cytidine deaminase is a possible regulator of cross-talk between oocytes and granulosa cells through GDF-9 and SCF feedback system Scientific Reports, 2021;11(1):3833. 2021 [PMID: 33589683] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
M De Los Rey, J Palomino, A Araujo, J Flores, G Ramirez, VH Parraguez, K Aspee Cyclooxygenase 2 messenger RNA levels in canine follicular cells: interrelationship with GDF-9, BMP-15, and progesterone Domest. Anim. Endocrinol., 2020;74(0):106529. 2020 [PMID: 32890884] (Bioassay, Canine) Bioassay Canine
H Yadav, B Lal Cellular localization and seasonal variation in BMP15 expression in ovary of the catfish Clarias batrachus and its role in ovarian steroidogenesis Theriogenology, 2019;129(0):14-22. 2019 [PMID: 30784790] (Bioassay, Fish - Clarias batrachus (Freshwater Catfish)) Bioassay Fish - Clarias batrachus (Freshwater Catfish)
C Liu, B Yuan, H Chen, M Xu, X Sun, J Xu, Y Gao, C Chen, H Jiang, J Zhang Effects of MiR-375-BMPR2 as a Key Factor Downstream of BMP15/GDF9 on the Smad1/5/8 and Smad2/3 Signaling Pathways Cell. Physiol. Biochem., 2018;46(1):213-225. 2018 [PMID: 29587293] (Bioassay, Bovine) Bioassay Bovine
D Jung, J Xiong, M Ye, X Qin, L Li, S Cheng, M Luo, J Peng, J Dong, F Tang, W Shen, MM Matzuk, K Kee In vitro differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into ovarian follicle-like cells Nat Commun, 2017;8(0):15680. 2017 [PMID: 28604658] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
T Jiajie, Y Yanzhou, AC Hoi-Hung, C Zi-Jiang, C Wai-Yee Conserved miR-10 family represses proliferation and induces apoptosis in ovarian granulosa cells Sci Rep, 2017;7(0):41304. 2017 [PMID: 28112253] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
N Kong, X Xu, Y Zhang, Y Wang, X Hao, Y Zhao, J Qiao, G Xia, M Zhang Natriuretic peptide type C induces sperm attraction for fertilization in mouse Sci Rep, 2017;7(0):39711. 2017 [PMID: 28054671] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
Mottershead D, Sugimura S, Al-Musawi S, Li J, Richani D, White M, Martin G, Trotta A, Ritter L, Shi J, Mueller T, Harrison C, Gilchrist R Cumulin, an Oocyte-secreted Heterodimer of the Transforming Growth Factor-beta Family, Is a Potent Activator of Granulosa Cells and Improves Oocyte Quality. J Biol Chem, 2015;290(39):24007-20. 2015 [PMID: 26254468] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
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