Recombinant Human FGF-6 (aa 67-208) Protein, CF

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Recombinant Human FGF-6 (aa 67-208) Protein, CF Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using NR6R‑3T3 mouse fibroblast cells. Rizzino, A. et al. (1988) Cancer Res. 48:4266; Thomas, K. et al. (1987) Methods Enzymol. 147:120. The ED50 for this effect is 0.1-0.3 ng/mL in the presence of 1 µg/mL of heparin.
Source
E. coli-derived human FGF-6 protein
Gly67-Ile208
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Gly67
Structure / Form
Monomer
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Proteins
Gene
FGF6
Purity
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Note
<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

Applications/Dilutions

Theoretical MW
16.1 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.
SDS-PAGE
15 kDa, reducing condtions

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Storage
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.
Buffer
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in MES, Na2S04, NaCl and CHAPS.
Purity
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in PBS.

Notes

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

Alternate Names for Recombinant Human FGF-6 (aa 67-208) Protein, CF

  • FGF6
  • FGF-6
  • fibroblast growth factor 6
  • HBGF-6
  • Heparin secretory-transforming protein 2
  • Heparin-binding growth factor 6
  • HST2
  • HST-2
  • HSTF2
  • HSTF-2

Background

Fibroblast Growth Factor-6 (FGF-6), also known as HST-2, is a 25 - 28 kDa member of the FGF family of heparin binding polypeptides which are potent regulators of cell proliferation, differentiation, and function. FGF proteins contain a 120 amino acid (aa) core FGF domain that exhibits a beta -trefoil structure (1, 2). Mature human FGF-6 is a 171 aa protein that shares 94% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat FGF-6 (3). It binds and signals primarily through FGF R1c, 2c, and 4 (4). FGF-6 functions as a mitogen for fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells, and prostate carcinoma cells, and N-linked glycosylation is required for the full mitogenic effect (5 - 7). FGF-6 expression is restricted to skeletal muscle during development, although it can be upregulated in prostate cancer and Kaposi sarcoma (7 - 9). In the adult, FGF-6 is upregulated in injured skeletal muscle and is required for muscle regeneration (10). FGF-6 inhibits the terminal differentiation of myoblasts and also cooperates with TGF-beta 2 to promote chondrogenesis in embryonic somites (8, 11).
  1. Wiedlocha, A. and V. Sorensen (2004) Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol. 286:45.
  2. Mohammadi, M. et al. (2005) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 16:107.
  3. Marics, I. et al. (1989) Oncogene 4:335.
  4. Ornitz, D.M. et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:15292.
  5. Pizette, S. et al. (1991) Cell Growth Differ. 2:561.
  6. Asada, M. et al. (1999) Growth Factors 16:293.
  7. Ropiquet, F. et al. (2000) Cancer Res. 60:4245.
  8. de Lapeyriere, O. et al. (1993) Development 118:601.
  9. Li, J. et al., (1993) Cancer 72:2253.
  10. Floss, T. et al. (1997) Genes Dev. 11:2040.
  11. Grass, S. et al. (1996) Development 122:141.

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Gene Symbol FGF6
Uniprot