Recombinant E.coli derived human FGF-18 is a 20.1 kDa protein consisting of 173 amino acid residues, resulting from c-terminal truncation of the full length protein.
The ED₅₀ was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by BaF3 cells expressing FGF-receptors is < 0.5 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2 x 10⁶ units/mg.
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AEENVDFRI HVENQTRARD DVSRKQLRLY QLYSRTSGKH IQVLGRRISA RGEDGDKYAQ LLVETDTFGS QVRIKGKETE FYLCMNRKGK LVGKPDGTSK ECVFIEKVLE NNYTALMSAK YSGWYVGFTK KGRPRKGPKT RENQQDVHFM KRYPKGQPEL QKPFKYTTVT KRSR
< 1 EU/μg
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fibroblast growth factor 18 , FGF-18 , ZFGF5
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. FGF family members possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities, and are involved in a variety of biological processes, including embryonic development, cell growth, morphogenesis, tissue repair, tumor growth, and invasion. It has been shown in vitro that this protein is able to induce neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells. Studies of the similar proteins in mouse and chick suggested that this protein is a pleiotropic growth factor that stimulates proliferation in a number of tissues, most notably the liver and small intestine. Knockout studies of the similar gene in mice implied the role of this protein in regulating proliferation and differentiation of midline cerebellar structures. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]