EGF is a potent growth factor that stimulates the proliferation of various epidermal and epithelial cells. Additionally, EGF has been shown to inhibit gastric secretion, and to be involved in wound healing. EGF signals through a receptor known as c-erbB, which is a class I tyrosine kinase receptor. This receptor also binds with TGF-α and VGF (vaccinia virus growth factor). Recombinant human EGF is a 6.2 kDa globular protein containing 53 amino acid residues including 3 intramolecular disulfide-bonds. Manufactured using all non-animal reagents.
*Animal-Free Human EGF (Catalog Number AF-100-15) has replaced Human EGF (Catalog Number 100-15)
Greater than 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Endotoxin Level :
Endotoxin level is less than 0.1 ng per μg (1EU/μg).
Biological Activity :
The ED50 was determined by a cell proliferation assay using balb/c 3T3 cells is ≤ 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 107 units/mg