•Purity: ≥95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC
•Endotoxin Concentration: <0.1 ng/µg
•Protein Length: 182 aa
•Biological Activity: ED50 ≤0.5 ng/mL
•Molecular Weight: 19.7 kDa
Reconstitution: We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile, distilled water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein, such as 0.1% BSA and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.
Storage: The lyophilized protein is stable at room temperature for 1 month, but should be kept at -20°C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Working aliquots stored with a carrier protein are stable for at least 3 months at -80°C to -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4) is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family that possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities and play key roles in growth and survival of stem cells during embryogenesis, tissue regeneration, and carcinogenesis. FGF4 was identified by its strong oncogenic transforming activity and is a potent angiogenic factor, expressed in several highly vascularized tumors and also in adult mouse testis, intestine, and brain. Studies on the mouse homolog suggests a function in bone morphogenesis and limb development through the sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathway. Furthermore, FGF4 regulates neural progenitor cell proliferation and neuronal differentiation. Recent studies show a growth-promoting role for FGF4 in human embryonic stem cells and a putative feedback inhibition mechanism by a novel FGF4 splice isoform that may serve to promote differentiation at a later stages of development.
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Protein Aliases: FGF; FGF-4; Fibroblast growth factor; Fibroblast growth factor 4; fibroblast growth factor 4 splice isoform; HBGF-4; heparin secretory transforming protein 1; Heparin secretory-transforming protein 1; Heparin-binding growth factor 4; HST; HSTF-1; human stomach cancer, transforming factor from FGF-related oncogene; kaposi sarcoma oncogene; oncogene HST; Transforming protein KS3
Gene Aliases: FGF4; HBGF-4; HST; HST-1; HSTF1; K-FGF; KFGF; KS3
UniProt ID: (Human) P08620
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2249