Human FGF-2

Human FGF-2

FGF-2 stands for fibroblast growth factor 2, also termed fibroblast growth factor basic (FGF-b) or basic FGF. Human FGF-2 is a recombinant protein optimized for use in cell culture, differentiation studies, and functional assays.

Applications

Human FGF-2 can be used for a variety of applications, including:
  • Stimulation of proliferation and differentiation of several cell types, such as mesenchymal stromal cells, neural cells, and endothelial cells.
  • Long-term maintenance and propagation of undifferentiated embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Differentiation of neural cells starting from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell cultures.

Alternative Names

basic FGF, HBGF-2

Background information

Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2), also termed fibroblast growth factor basic (FGF-b) or basic FGF (bFGF), belongs to the family of heparin-binding growth factors. It functions as a wide-spectrum mitogenic, angiogenic, and neurotrophic factor and stimulates the proliferation of a wide variety of cells including mesenchymal, neuroectodermal, and endothelial cells. FGF-2 has been implicated in a multitude of physiological and pathological processes, including limb development, angiogenesis, wound healing, and tumor growth.

Quality description

Research-grade
cytokines are suitable for a wide variety of cell culture applications. They are sterile-filtered prior to lyophilization. Generally, endotoxin levels are <0.1 ng/μg (<1 EU/μg), and purities are >95%. The biological activity is tested in appropriate bioassays.
Premium-grade
cytokines offer the convenience of high and well-defined biological activities and allow exact unit dosing for demanding applications. The biological activity is determined after lyophilization and reconstitution, and normalized to WHO/NIBSC standards whenever available. In general, endotoxin levels are <0.01 ng/μg (<0.1 EU/μg), and purities are >97%. Lot-specific certificates of analysis are available on request (macstec@miltenyibiotec.de).

Biological activity

  • Proliferation of 3T3 cells (NIBSC 90/712)
  • premium grade: ≥ 8×
    10
    5
    IU/mg
    (typical activity: ≥ 1.4×
    10
    6
    IU/mg
    )
  • research grade: ≥ 5×
    10
    5
    IU/mg
Product options: 8

Product information

Size
Order no.
Price

Human FGF-2, research grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
10 µg
130-093-837
-

Human FGF-2, research grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
50 µg
130-093-838
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
10 µg
130-093-839
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
50 µg
130-093-840
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
100 µg
130-093-564
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
200 µg
130-093-841
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
1000 µg
130-093-842
-

Human FGF-2, premium grade

  • E. coli
  • For research use only
2000 µg
130-093-843
-

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