Fibroblast growth factor basic (FGF basic), also known as FGF 2, is a heparin binding growth factor which has stimulatory activity on a range of cells of mesenchymal, neuroectodermal and endothelial origin.
Note: FGF basic is sensitive to acidic conditions.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Purified recombinant protein expressed in E. coli - lyophilized
- Reconstitute with 0.5 ml Tris (5mM, pH7.6).
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. Further dilutions may be prepared in a buffer containing a carrier protein (eg 0.1% BSA).
- Buffer Solution
- TRIS buffered saline.
- Preservative Stabilisers
- None present
- Carrier Free
- 2 x 106 units/mg
- >95% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
- Approx. Protein Concentrations
- Total protein concentration 0.1 mg/ml after reconstitution.
- Protein Molecular Weight
- 17.2 kD (154 amino acid sequence)
- Endotoxin Level
- < 0.1 ng/ug
- Prior to reconstitution store at -20oC. 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.
- Guaranteed for 3 months from the date of reconstitution or until the date of expiry, whichever comes first. Please see label for expiry date.
Applications of FGF Basic
|Application Name||Verified||Min Dilution||Max Dilution|
|Functional Assays||0.1||10 ng/ml|
|Western Blotting||1.5||3.0 ng/lane|
Product Specific References
References for FGF Basic
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van Beuningen, HM et al. (2014) Inhibition of TAK1 and/or JAK can rescue impaired chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in osteoarthritis-like conditions.
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Pleumeekers, M.M. et al. (2014) The in vitro and in vivo capacity of culture-expanded human cells from several sources encapsulated in alginate to form cartilage.
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Willems, N. et al. (2015) Intradiscal application of rhBMP-7 does not induce regeneration in a canine model of spontaneous intervertebral disc degeneration.
Arthritis Res Ther. 17: 137.
Pleumeekers, M.M. et al. (2015) Cartilage regeneration in the head and neck area: Combination of ear or nasal chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells improves cartilage production: Cell combinations for cartilage production.
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Dimitrellos, V. et al. (2003) Capillary electrophoresis and enzyme solid phase assay for examining the purity of a synthetic heparin proteoglycan-like conjugate and identifying binding to basic fibroblast growth factor.
Biomed Chromatogr. 17 (1): 42-7.
Narcisi R et al. (2015) Long-term expansion, enhanced chondrogenic potential, and suppression of endochondral ossification of adult human MSCs via WNT signaling modulation.
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Lolli, A. et al. (2016) Silencing of Antichondrogenic MicroRNA-221 in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promotes Cartilage Repair In Vivo..
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Bach, F.C. et al. (2017) Link-N: The missing link towards intervertebral disc repair is species-specific.
PLoS One. 12 (11): e0187831.
Pleumeekers, M.M. et al. (2018) Trophic effects of adipose-tissue-derived and bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells enhance cartilage generation by chondrocytes in co-culture.
PLoS One. 13 (2): e0190744.
Narcisi, R. et al. (2021) Expansion and Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells.
Methods Mol Biol. 2221: 15-28.
Tellegen, A. et al. (2021) Intra-Articular Slow-Release Triamcinolone Acetonide from Polyesteramide Microspheres as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis
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Bach, F.C. et al. (2019) Hedgehog proteins and parathyroid hormone-related protein are involved in intervertebral disc maturation, degeneration, and calcification.
JOR Spine. 2 (4): e1071.
Lolli, A. et al. (2019) Hydrogel-based delivery of antimiR-221 enhances cartilage regeneration by endogenous cells.
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Vainieri, M.L. et al. (2020) Evaluation of biomimetic hyaluronic-based hydrogels with enhanced endogenous cell recruitment and cartilage matrix formation.
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