Active Recombinant Human FGF21 Protein (182 aa)

Cat.No. : FGF21-415F
Product Overview : Recombinant human Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 (rhFGF-21) produced in E. coli is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 182 amino acids. A fully biologically active molecule, rhFGF-21 has a molecular mass of 19.5 kDa analyzed by reducing SDS-PAGE and is obtained by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
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Description : Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 (FGF-21) is a metabolic cytokine belonging to the heparin-binding FGF family. Along with FGF-19/15 and FGF-23, FGF-21 is categorized as a member of the atypical FGF subfamily, as it must be complexed to the Klotho co-receptor in order to bind to the FGF receptors and activate the downstream signaling pathway. In vivo FGF-21 is expressed in liver, pancreas, adipose tissue, and skeletal muscle, and it plays a central role in the energy metabolism. The expression of FGF-21 is stimulated by free fatty acids and insulin resistant states and is correlated with whole-body insulin resistance. FGF-21 activates glucose uptake in adipocytes and increases insulin sensitivity, implicating it as a novel target with potential anti-diabetic properties.
Source : E. coli
Species : Human
Form : Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Bio-activity : ED50 < 0.5 μg/mL, measured by a cell proliferation assay using NIH-3T3 cells in the presence of 1.25 μg/mL mouse Klotho and 10 μg/mL heparin, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2 × 10^3 units/mg.
Molecular Mass : 19.5 kDa, observed by reducing SDS-PAGE.
Protein Length : 182
Endotoxin : < 0.2 EU/μg, determined by LAL method.
Purity : > 95% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE and HPLC.
Storage : Lyophilized recombinant human Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 (rhFGF-21) remains stable up to 6 months at -80 centigrade from date of receipt. Upon reconstitution, rhFGF-21 remains stable up to 2 weeks at 4 centigrade or up to 3 months at -20 centigrade.
Storage Buffer : Lyophilized after extensive dialysis against PBS.
Reconstitution : Reconstituted in ddH2O at 100 μg/mL.
Gene Name : FGF21 fibroblast growth factor 21 [ Homo sapiens ]
Official Symbol : FGF21
Synonyms : FGF21; fibroblast growth factor 21; FGF-21;
Gene ID : 26291
mRNA Refseq : NM_019113
Protein Refseq : NP_061986
MIM : 609436
UniProt ID : Q9NSA1

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How is FGF21 expression regulated in adipose tissue? 10/31/2022

FGF21 expression in adipose tissue is regulated by various factors, including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) activation.

What are the effects of FGF21 on lipid metabolism? 08/27/2020

FGF21 influences lipid metabolism by promoting the utilization of fatty acids for energy, contributing to the regulation of lipid homeostasis.

Can FGF21 be a biomarker for metabolic health? 08/07/2019

FGF21 levels are being explored as potential biomarkers for metabolic health, reflecting conditions such as insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

Is FGF21 involved in the regulation of insulin sensitivity? 03/03/2019

Yes, FGF21 plays a role in improving insulin sensitivity, making it a potential target for interventions in insulin resistance-associated conditions.

Does FGF21 have roles in energy expenditure? 11/11/2018

Yes, FGF21 influences energy expenditure by promoting thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue, contributing to overall metabolic regulation.

Are there gender-specific differences in FGF21 levels? 08/30/2017

Gender-specific differences in FGF21 levels have been reported, with some studies suggesting higher circulating FGF21 concentrations in females.

What signaling pathways does FGF21 activate? 01/09/2016

FGF21 activates signaling pathways such as the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway, which contributes to its metabolic effects.

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