Keratinocyte Growth Factor-1 (KGF-1/FGF-7) is one of 23 known members of the FGF family. All FGFs have two conserved cysteine residues and share 30 - 50% sequence identity at the amino acid level. Proteins of this family play a central role during prenatal development and postnatal growth and regeneration of variety of tissues, by promoting cellular proliferation and differentiation. KGF-1/FG-7 is a mitogen factor specific for epithelial cells and keratinocytes and signals through FGFR 2b. KGF-1/FGF-7 plays a role in kidney and lung development, angiogenesis, and wound healing.
We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1% BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at < -20°C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 20 mM PB, pH 8.0, 0.5 M NaCl.
This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8°C, but should be kept at -20°C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is stable for up to one week at 2-8°C. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20°C to -70°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Approximately 18.9 kDa, a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 163 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of KGF-1/FGF-7 as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by a cell proliferation assay using monkey 4MBr-5 cells is less than 75 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.3 × 104 IU/mg.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
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> 96% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.