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|Product Overview :
||Recombinant Human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor AA is a homodimeric, non-glycosylated produced inE.Coli, polypeptide chain containing 2 x 125 amino acids and having a total molecular mass of 28511 Dalton.
||PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB and PDGF-AB, are potent mitogens for a variety of cell types including smooth muscle cells, connective tissue cells, bone and cartilage cells, and some blood cells. The PDGF is stored in platelet alpha-granules and released upon platelet activation. The PDGF is involved in a number of biological processes, including hyperplasia, chemotaxis, embryonic neuron development, and respiratory tubule epithelial cell development. Two distinct signaling receptors used by PDGF have been identified and named PDGFR-alpha and PDGFR-beta. PDGFR-alpha is high-affinity receptor for each of the three PDGF forms. On the other hand, PDGFR-beta interacts with only PDGF-BB and PDGF-AB.
|Physical Appearance :
||Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
||Greater than 97.0% as determined by: (a) Analysis by RP-HPLC; (b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.
||The protein was lyophilized with no additives.
||It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Platelet-derived Growth Factor-AA in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
|Specific Activity :
||The ED50, calculated by the dose-dependant proliferation of murine BALB/c 3T3 indicator cells (measured by 3H-thymidine uptake) is < 1 ng/ml, corresponding to a Specific Activity of 1 MIU/mg.
||Lyophilized Platelet-Derived Growth Factor AA although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution PDGF-AA 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.