Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor - rHuEGF



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Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor - rHuEGF

Description Recombinant Human EGF produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 53 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 6222 Dalton. The rHuEGF is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Source Escherichia Coli.
Physical Appearance: Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation: The protein was lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) solution with no additives.
Solubility: It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized rHuEGF in sterile 18M-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Stability: Lyophilized rHuEGF although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18 C. Upon reconstitution rHuEGF should be stored at 4 C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18 C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Purity: Greater than 98.0% as determined by: (a) Analysis by RP-HPLC. (b) Anion-exchange FPLC. (c) Analysis by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE Silver Stained gel.
Amino acid sequence: The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Asn-Ser-Asp-Ser-Glu, which agrees with the sequence of native human EGF. N-terminal methionine has been completely removed enzymatically.
Dimers and aggregates: Less than 1% as determined by silver-stained SDS-PAGE gel analysis.
Biological Activity: ProSpec's rHuEGF is fully biologically active when compared to standards. The ED50, calculated by the dose-dependant proliferation of murine BALB/c 3T3 cells (measured by 3H-thymidine uptake) isless then0.1 ng/ml corresponding to a specific activity of 1 x 10 Units/mg.
Endotoxin: Less than 0.1 ng/µg (IEU/µg) of rHuEGF.
Protein content: Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods: UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 2.858 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics). Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of EGF as a Reference Standard.
Usage This material is for research, laboratory or further manufacturing purposes.