Creative BioMart to Present at
                        BIO-Europe Spring Creative BioMart to Present at IMMUNOLOGY2024™|May 3-7, 2024|Booth #512

Active Recombinant Rat Fgf18 Protein (172 aa)

Cat.No. : Fgf18-416F
Product Overview : Recombinant rat Fibroblast Growth Factor 18 (rrFGF-18) produced in E. coli is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing of 172 amino acids. A fully biologically active molecule, rrFGF-18 has a molecular mass of 20.1 kDa analyzed by non-reducing SDS-PAGE and is obtained by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
  • Specification
  • Gene Information
  • Related Products
  • Download
Description : Fibroblast Growth Factor 18 (FGF-18) is a pleiotropic cytokine belonging to the heparin-binding FGF family, which has 23 different members. Structurally, FGF-18 is closely related to FGF-8 and FGF-17. Like other FGFs, FGF-18 can bind to different FGF receptors in vivo. FGF-18 is expressed in various tissues and has multiple functions: during long bone growth, FGF-18 is expressed in perichondrium and developing joints, and regulates bone formation by inhibiting chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation; FGF-18 knock-out mice survive embryonic development, but exhibit skeletal abnormalities and die in the early neonatal period. FGF-18 also induces ectopic cartilage formation in the lung, and alters the morphology of the pulmonary mesenchyma.
Source : E. coli
Species : Rat
Form : Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Bio-activity : ED50 < 0.5 μg/mL, measured by a cell proliferation assay using 3T3 cells, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2 × 10^3 units/mg.
Molecular Mass : 20.1 kDa, observed by non-reducing SDS-PAGE.
Protein Length : 172
Endotoxin : < 0.2 EU/μg, determined by LAL method.
Purity : > 95% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE and HPLC.
Storage : Lyophilized recombinant rat Fibroblast Growth Factor 18 (rrFGF-18) remains stable up to 6 months at -80 centigrade from date of receipt. Upon reconstitution, rrFGF-18 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 : Fgf18 fibroblast growth factor 18 [ Rattus norvegicus ]
Official Symbol : Fgf18
Synonyms : FGF18; fibroblast growth factor 18; FGF-18;
Gene ID : 29369
mRNA Refseq : NM_019199
Protein Refseq : NP_062072
UniProt ID : O88182

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any clinical use. No products from Creative BioMart may be resold, modified for resale or used to manufacture commercial products without prior written approval from Creative BioMart.


  • Q&As
  • Reviews

Q&As (5)

Ask a question
What are the potential side effects of FGF18 therapy? 12/04/2021

While generally considered safe, potential side effects may include local reactions at the injection site. Comprehensive studies are ongoing to assess long-term safety.

Is FGF18 only applicable to bone-related conditions? 05/04/2021

While its primary focus is on musculoskeletal conditions, FGF18's role in cellular growth and repair suggests potential applications in other medical fields.

How does FGF18 compare to other growth factors in terms of clinical applications? 07/03/2020

Comparative studies are underway to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of FGF18 against other growth factors in various clinical scenarios.

Are there any ongoing clinical trials involving FGF18? 12/22/2019

Yes, there are several clinical trials exploring the safety and efficacy of FGF18 in various musculoskeletal disorders and conditions.

How does FGF18 contribute to the treatment of osteoarthritis? 07/08/2017

FGF18 has shown promise in promoting cartilage repair and regeneration, making it a potential candidate for the development of therapies for osteoarthritis.

Customer Reviews (3)

Write a review

    the FGF18 protein exhibits remarkable stability, enabling it to maintain its structural integrity and functionality throughout the experimental process.


      The FGF18 protein offers exceptional quality and purity, which is crucial for ensuring reliable and reproducible experimental outcomes.


        As a researcher utilizing the FGF18 protein, I am fortunate to benefit from its numerous advantages in trials.

        Ask a Question for All Fgf18 Products

        Required fields are marked with *

        My Review for All Fgf18 Products

        Required fields are marked with *


        Inquiry Basket


        FOLLOW US

        Terms and Conditions        Privacy Policy

        Copyright © 2024 Creative BioMart. All Rights Reserved.

        Contact Us

        • /

        Stay Updated on the Latest Bioscience Trends