PODS™ Human FGF-2
DescriptionFibroblast Growth Factor 2 (FGF-2) is expressed by endothelial cells and is a mediator of angiogenesis. FGF-2 also has cardioprotective functions during heart injury. The application of FGF-2 is a critical component for embryonic stem cell culture systems and is necessary for maintaining cells in an undifferentiated state. Degredation of the full length FGF-2 N-terminus results in a truncated FGF-2 147 amino acids protein, when the protein is isolated from biological sources. The N-terminus extensions influence the localization of FGF-2 within the cell, but do not affect the biological activity of FGF-2.
PODS™ crystals provide a depot of proteins which are steadily secreted. It has been estimated that the biological activity of 50 million PODS™ crystals generates the same peak dose as 3.3 μg of standard recombinant protein. However, at 5 days following the start of seeding the PODS™ crystals, there are more than 50% of these peak levels still present in the culture system. Ultimately, the amount of PODS™ crystals that is optimal for a particular experiment should be determined empirically. Based on previous data, we suggest using 50 million PODS™ crystals in place of 3.3 μg of standard growth factor as a starting point."
To control for cross-reactivity with cells or as a negative control, we recommend using PODS™ growth factors alongside PODS™ Empty crystals, as the latter do not contain or release cargo protein.
AA SequenceMADVAGTSNR DFRGREQRLF NSEQYNYNNS KNSRPSTSLY KKAGFAAGSP RTRGRRTEER PSGSRLGDRG RGRALPGGRL GGRGRGRAPE RVGGRGRGRG TAAPRAAPAA RGSRPGPAGT MAAGSITTLP ALPEDGGSGA FPPGHFKDPK RLYCKNGGFF LRIHPDGRVD GVREKSDPHI KLQLQAEERG VVSIKGVCAN RYLAMKEDGR LLASKCVTDE CFFFERLESN NYNTYRSRKY TSWYVALKRT GQYKLGSKTG PGQKAILFLP MSAKS
Alternative NamesFibroblast Growth Factor 2, FGF2, FGF 2, HBGF-2, basic fibroblast growth factor, heparin-binding growth factor 2, FGFB, BFGF, bFGF, prostatropin
|Molecular Weight||30 kDa|
|Source||Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cell culture|
|Endotoxin Level||<0.06 EU/ml as measured by gel clot LAL assay|
|Formulation||PODS™ were lyophilized from a volatile solution|
PODS™ protein crystals may be reconstituted at 200 million PODS™/ml in water. 20% glucose has a buoyant density closer to PODS™ protein crystals and can be useful for aliquoting.
PODS™ protein crystals are highly stable when stored in aqueous solution (pH range 6 - 8).
|Stability and Storage||Upon receipt, store at 4°C. PODS™ protein crystals are stable for at least 1 year when dry and 6 months when resuspended.|