This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.
ReconstitutionIt is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water to a concentration of
0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.
Basic fibroblast growth factor
Basic fibroblast growth factor bFGF
Fibroblast growth factor 2
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (basic)
Fibroblast growth factor, basic
Heparin binding growth factor 2 precursor
Heparin-binding growth factor 2
FunctionPlays an important role in the regulation of cell survival, cell division, angiogenesis, cell differentiation and cell migration. Functions as potent mitogen in vitro. Can induce angiogenesis (PubMed:23469107).
Tissue specificityExpressed in granulosa and cumulus cells. Expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma cells, but not in non-cancerous liver tissue.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
Post-translational modificationsPhosphorylation at Tyr-215 regulates FGF2 unconventional secretion. Several N-termini starting at positions 94, 125, 126, 132, 143 and 162 have been identified by direct sequencing.
Cellular localizationSecreted. Nucleus. Exported from cells by an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)/Golgi-independent mechanism. Unconventional secretion of FGF2 occurs by direct translocation across the plasma membrane. Binding of exogenous FGF2 to FGFR facilitates endocytosis followed by translocation of FGF2 across endosomal membrane into the cytosol. Nuclear import from the cytosol requires the classical nuclear import machinery, involving proteins KPNA1 and KPNB1, as well as CEP57.
Cellular activation - Active human FGF basic protein fragment (ab61845)
Dose-dependent proliferation of mouse BALB/c 3T3 cells with ab61845. Assays were carried out in triplicate.
Other - Active human FGF basic protein fragment (ab61845)
ab61845 used in Western Blot. Figure: 1 ug in each lane (-) non-reducing conditions and (+) reducing conditions in a 4-20% Tris-Glycine gel stained with Coomassie Blue. Human FGF basic has a predicted MW of 16.5 kDa.
References for Recombinant human FGF2 protein (ab61845)
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