Recombinant Human PDGF BB homodimer is an E. coli-derived recombinant protein corresponding to mature full-length human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor BB homodimer (PDGF-BB), a potent mitogen for cells of mesenchymal origin. PDGF is composed of a dimer of two chains, known as the A chain and B chain. The dimer may present as either AA or BB homodimer, or as an AB heterodimer.
Recombinant Human PDGF BB homodimer (PHP036) has an ED50 of 1.0-3.0 ng/ml as determined by stimulation of the proliferation of Balb/c 3T3 cells.
Purified recombinant protein - lyophilised
Reconstitute with 0.1ml distilled water. Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution. After the initial reconstitution step, the product should be diluted to a working concentration using an aqueous buffer containg 0.1% BSA (or any albumin), or diluted in culture media containing serum, such as FCS.
>98% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
Approx. Protein Concentrations
Total protein concentration 0.1 mg/ml after reconstitution.
Protein Molecular Weight
24.3kD (218 amino acid sequence)
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
30 mM Acetic Acid
Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC. Following reconstitution store at -20oC.
This product should be stored undiluted.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the protein. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Where this protein has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the protein for use in their own systems using appropriate negative/positive controls.
PHP036 may be used in ELISA applications with AHP793.
Histology Positive Control Tissue
PHP036 may be used under reducing or non-reducing western blotting conditions with AHP793.