IGF1 Gilthead Seabream

Product Name: IGF1 Gilthead Seabream

Product No: CYT-295

Synonym(s): IGF1 Gilthead Seabream Recombinant, Somatomedin C, IGF-I, IGFI.

One-Letter-Code: MSPETLCGAELVDTLQFVCGERGFYFSKPGYGPNARRSRGIVDECCFQSCELRRLEMYCAPAKTSK

Description: IGF1 Gilthead SeabreamRecombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 68 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 7545.4 Dalton, the predicted pI=7.72.IGF-1 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Protein Derived From: Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance: Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Purity: Greater than 98.0% as determined by:(a) Analysis by SEC-HPLC.(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.

Stability: LyophilizedIGF1although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18C. Upon reconstitution IGF1 should be stored at 4C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18C.For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Biological Activity: Binding assays of the 125I-Gealthead Seabream IGF1 to Gilthead Seabream or carp (Cyprinus carpio) sera resulted in high specific binding, indicating the existence of one or more IGF-binding proteins. In binding experiments to crude Gilthead Seabream brain homogenate, using human (h) IGF-I as a ligand, the respective IC50 value of hIGF1 was about fourfold lower than that of Gilthead Seabream IGF-1. Recombinant Gilthead Seabream IGF-1 exhibited mitogenic activity in a mouse mammary gland-derived MME-L1 cell line which was approximately 200-fold lower than that of hIGF1. Binding experiments to intact MME-L1 cells suggests that this difference most likely results from a correspondingly lower affinity for IGF1 receptor in these cells. In contrast, the activities of Gilthead Seabream IGF-I and hIGF-I measured by 35S uptake by gill arches from the goldfish (Carassius auratus) were identical, indicating that the recombinant Gilthead Seabream IGF-I is biologically active.

Solubility: It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized IGF-1 in sterile 0.4% NaHCO3 adjusted to ph 8-9, not less than 100microg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Protein content: Somatomedin C quantitation was carried out by two independent methods1. UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.60 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution at pH 8.0. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics). 2. Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of IGF1 as a Reference Standard.

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