Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
500 μg/ml (Please refer to the vial label for the specific concentration.)
Mouse recombinant protein of Betacellulin
Protein A/G purified
From tissue culture supernatant
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
Secreted,Extracellular space,Cell membrane
This gene encodes a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family. These growth factors are ligands for the EGFR/ErbB receptor tyrosine kinases, and play roles in cell growth and differentiation. The encoded protein is synthesized as a transmembrane precursor that is proteolytically cleaved to generate a mature peptide, and plays a role in the differentiation of pancreatic beta cells. This gene may also play a protective role in acute pancreatitis, whereas increased expression of this gene may contribute to diabetic macular edema. Gene therapy using combinations of this gene and other pancreas-specific transcription factors may induce islet neogenesis and remediate hyperglycemia in type 1 diabetes. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2011]