• Official Full Name

    bone morphogenetic protein 6

  • Overview

    The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of secreted signaling molecules that can induce ectopic bone growth. Many BMPs are part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) superfamily. BMPs were originally identified by an ability of demineralized bone extract to induce endochondral osteogenesis in vivo in an extraskeletal site. Based on its expression early in embryogenesis, the BMP encoded by this gene has a proposed role in early development. In addition, the fact that this BMP is closely related to BMP5 and BMP7 has lead to speculation of possible bone inductive activity.
  • Synonyms

    BMP6; bone morphogenetic protein 6; vegetal related growth factor (TGFB related) , VGR; VGR1; BMP-6; BMP6_HUMAN; Bone Morphogenic Protein 6; Decapentaplegic vegetal related; DVR6; HGNC:12686; TGFB related vegetal related growth factor; Transforming growth factor beta; Vegetal related (TGFB related) cytokine; Vg related sequence; VG-1-R; VG-1-related protein; VGR-1; OTTHUMP00000016006; Vg1-related sequence; vegetal-related (TGFB related) cytokine; vegetal related growth factor (TGFB-related); VGR;

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  • Wheat Germ
  • C
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Species Cat.# Product name Source (Host) Tag Protein Length Price
Human BMP6-162H Active Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein, Biotinylated Mammalian cells N/A Gln382-His513
Human BMP6-68H Active Recombinant Human BMP6 Mammalian cells N/A
Human BMP6-575H Recombinant Human bone morphogenetic protein 6, His-tagged E.coli His
Human BMP6-273H Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein, GST-tagged Wheat Germ GST
Human BMP6-41H Recombinant Human BMP6 HEK293 N/A
Human BMP6-42H Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6 E.coli N/A
Human BMP6-8430HCL Recombinant Human BMP6 293 Cell Lysate HEK293 N/A
Human BMP6-5263H Recombinant Human BMP6 protein, His-tagged E.coli His 382-513aa
Human BMP6-281H Active Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein (Val397-His513), C-His tagged, Animal-free, Carrier-free E.coli C-His Val397-His513
Human BMP6-5977H Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein, Myc/DDK-tagged, C13 and N15-labeled HEK293T Myc/DDK
Human BMP6-015H Active Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein E.coli
Human BMP6-4368H Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein, His (Fc)-Avi-tagged HEK293 His (Fc)-Avi
Human BMP6-16H Recombinant Active Human BMP6 Protein, His-tagged(C-ter) E.coli His(C-ter)
Human BMP6-1546H Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein (Ser375-His513), N-His tagged E.coli N-His Ser375-His513
Human BMP6-4368H-B Recombinant Human BMP6 Protein Pre-coupled Magnetic Beads HEK293
Mouse Bmp6-28M Active Recombinant Mouse Bmp6 CHO N/A
Mouse BMP6-2433M Recombinant Mouse BMP6 Protein Mammalian Cell His
Mouse Bmp6-27M Recombinant Mouse Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6 Mammalian cells N/A
Mouse Bmp6-10523M-B Recombinant Mouse Bmp6 Protein Pre-coupled Magnetic Beads HEK293
Mouse Bmp6-10523M Recombinant Mouse Bmp6 Protein, His (Fc)-Avi-tagged HEK293 His (Fc)-Avi
Mouse Bmp6-713M Recombinant Mouse Bmp6 Protein, MYC/DDK-tagged HEK293T MYC/DDK
Rat BMP6-998R Recombinant Rat BMP6 Protein Mammalian Cell His
Rat Bmp6-655R Recombinant Rat Bmp6 protein, His-tagged E.coli His Gln375~Ala502
Rat BMP6-656R-B Recombinant Rat BMP6 Protein Pre-coupled Magnetic Beads HEK293
Rat BMP6-656R Recombinant Rat BMP6 Protein, His (Fc)-Avi-tagged HEK293 His (Fc)-Avi
Zebrafish BMP6-2125Z Recombinant Zebrafish BMP6 Mammalian Cell His
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What is bmp6 protein?

Function: BMP6 stimulates bone formation. It signals through BMP receptors and Smad proteins to induce the expression of osteoblast genes and promote the differentiation of stem cells into osteoblasts (bone-forming cells).

Sources: BMP6 is produced primarily in the liver and circulates in the blood. It also acts locally in bones and other tissues.

Role in bone homeostasis: BMP6 helps maintain bone mass by stimulating bone formation. It counters the bone resorption action of osteoclasts (bone-breaking cells).

Clinical significance: Mutations or deficiencies in BMP6 are associated with reduced bone mineral density and increased fracture risk. BMP6 treatment can help repair bone injuries.

What is the function of bmp6 protein?

Bone formation: BMP6 stimulates stem cell differentiation into osteoblasts, the bone-forming cells. This increases bone matrix production and mineralization.

Bone homeostasis: It counters bone resorption by osteoclasts, maintaining balanced bone remodeling and homeostasis.

Osteoblast regulation: BMP6 induces the expression of genes involved in osteoblast differentiation and function, like Runx2, osterix, osteocalcin etc.

Iron metabolism: It acts as a key regulator of systemic iron balance by inducing hepatic hepcidin expression, which reduces intestinal iron absorption.

Bmp6 related signaling pathway

BMP pathway: BMP6 binds to type 1 (ALK2/3/6) and type 2 (BMPR2) serine/threonine kinase receptors.

Smad pathway: Receptor activation phosphorylates regulatory Smads (R-Smads) 1, 5, and 8. Phospho-R-Smads complex with Co-Smad4 and translocate to the nucleus.

Target gene expression: The Smad complex associates with transcription factors like Runx2 to induce genes responsible for osteoblast differentiation (ALP, OC, OPG etc).

Wnt pathway: BMP6 signaling intersects with the Wnt/β-catenin pathway important for osteogenesis and bone homeostasis.

BMP6 Related Diseases

  •  Osteoporosis: Deficiencies in BMP6 are linked to low bone mineral density and increased osteoporotic fracture risk.
  •  Primary iron overload: BMP6 mutation causes hereditary hemochromatosis by impairing hepcidin regulation of iron metabolism.
  •  Pulmonary diseases: Level changes contribute to pathologies like emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and neonatal chronic lung disease.
  •  Liver diseases: Aberrant signaling implicated in conditions ranging from fibrosis to cancer.
  •  Bone tissue engineering: Promotes osteogenesis and mineralization for treatment of fractures, grafts.
  •  Osteoporosis therapy: Recombinant BMP6 repairs bone loss through osteoblast activation.
  •  Iron overload disorders: Rescues hepcidin regulation to treat hereditary hemochromatosis.
  •  Bone tissue engineering: Promotes osteogenesis and mineralization for treatment of fractures, grafts.
  •  Osteoporosis therapy: Recombinant BMP6 repairs bone loss through osteoblast activation.
  •  Iron overload disorders: Rescues hepcidin regulation to treat hereditary hemochromatosis.

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Fig1. SDS-PAGE (Cat. No.: Bmp6-655R)

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(Jun Du, 2007)

Fig2. BMP6 treatment alone in primary cortical cell cultures. At different BMP6 concentrations between 50 ng/ml and 400 ng/ml, BMP6 did not increase cell toxicity.

Schematic representation of Bmp6 gene structure.jpg

(Susanna Canali, 2016)

Fig3. Schematic representation of Bmp6 gene structure and the floxed Bmp6 allele. Cre-mediated excision of exons 5 to 7 encoding the mature Bmp6 protein generates a functionally null allele. Genotyping primer positions are indicated.

BMP6 involved in several pathways and played different roles in them. We selected most pathways BMP6 participated on our site, such as TGF-beta signaling pathway, Hippo signaling pathway, Ovarian steroidogenesis, which may be useful for your reference. Also, other proteins which involved in the same pathway with BMP6 were listed below. Creative BioMart supplied nearly all the proteins listed, you can search them on our site.

Pathway Name Pathway Related Protein
TGF-beta signaling pathwayBMP7A;NBL1;AMHR2;LFT2;BMP5;GDF7;LEFTY2;CHD;BMPR2B
Hippo signaling pathwayAXIN2;ID2;CCND3;TGFB3;CCND2;PPP2R2B;PRKCI;ACTG1;LATS2
Ovarian steroidogenesisHSD3B5;HSD3B6;PLA2G4A;CYP2J5;IGF1;INSR;SCARB1;PRKACA;BMP6

BMP6 has several biochemical functions, for example, BMP receptor binding, cytokine activity, growth factor activity. Some of the functions are cooperated with other proteins, some of the functions could acted by BMP6 itself. We selected most functions BMP6 had, and list some proteins which have the same functions with BMP6. You can find most of the proteins on our site.

Function Related Protein
BMP receptor bindingBMP5;BMP2;BMP7A;BMP3;BMP7;BMP8A;BMP2B;BMP8B;BMP4
cytokine activityINHA;GDF15;IL15;TNFSF13B;SPP1;IL16;IL11;GPR19;IFNA3
growth factor activityPdgfa&Pdgfb;LACRT;THBS4;BMP6;MIA;ENDOU;FIGF;FGF12;NDR2
protein heterodimerization activitySYT10;CD3D;PRMT8;HIST1H3D;SYT16;CEBPA;SLC3A1;ADIPOR2;SUPT3H
transforming growth factor beta receptor bindingGDF5;LFT1;GDF7;INHA;INHBB;GDF9;GDF15;BMP8B;GDF10

BMP6 has direct interactions with proteins and molecules. Those interactions were detected by several methods such as yeast two hybrid, co-IP, pull-down and so on. We selected proteins and molecules interacted with BMP6 here. Most of them are supplied by our site. Hope this information will be useful for your research of BMP6.

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Related articles

Eberlein, C; Rooney, C; et al. E-Cadherin and EpCAM expression by NSCLC tumour cells associate with normal fibroblast activation through a pathway initiated by integrin alpha v beta 6 and maintained through TGF beta signalling. ONCOGENE 34:704-716(2015).
Tang, YH; Li, YY; et al. Quercetin prevents ethanol-induced iron overload by regulating hepcidin through the BMP6/SMAD4 signaling pathway. JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY 25:675-682(2014).
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Are there any ongoing clinical trials involving BMP6? 01/27/2022

Yes, there are several ongoing clinical trials investigating the therapeutic applications of BMP6, including its use in bone regeneration and the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Can BMP6 be used in conjunction with other growth factors? 10/09/2017

Yes, BMP6 is often used in combination with other growth factors and scaffolds to enhance its regenerative potential, especially in tissue engineering applications.

Is BMP6 only relevant for bone-related conditions? 11/01/2016

No, BMP6's influence extends beyond bone health. It has been implicated in various cellular processes, including iron homeostasis, and its therapeutic potential is being explored in multiple medical fields.

How does BMP6 contribute to the treatment of bone disorders? 08/08/2016

BMP6 has therapeutic potential in treating bone disorders, such as non-union fractures and osteoporosis. Its ability to stimulate bone formation makes it a valuable candidate for regenerative medicine.

Can BMP6 be administered systemically or is it site-specific? 01/15/2016

BMP6 can be administered both locally and systemically, depending on the therapeutic goals. Local administration is often preferred for targeted effects, such as bone regeneration at a specific site.

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        This protein demonstrates great performance in WB assays, providing accurate and reliable results that are crucial for protein analysis.

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