With carrier: Add sterile 20 mM citrate, pH 3.0 to a final hIGF-I concentration of greater than 50 μg/ml. Solubilize for 30 minutes at room temperature with occasional gentle vortexing.
Carrier free: Add sterile 20 mM citrate, pH 3.0 or 20 mM citrate, pH 3.0 containing protein to minimize absorption of hIGF-I to surfaces. Solubilize for 30 minutes at room temperature with occasional gentle vortexing. Stock hIGF-I should be greater than 50 μg/ml.
Stable in lyophilized state at -20°C for 1 year after receipt. Sterile stock solutions reconstituted with carrier protein are stable at 4°C for 2 months and at -20°C for 6 months. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Maintain sterility. Storage at -20°C should be in a manual defrost freezer.
|Purity||>98% as determined by SDS-PAGE of 6 μg reduced (+) and non-reduced (-) recombinant hIGF-I. All lots are greater than 98% pure.|
|Endotoxin||Less than 0.01 ng endotoxin/1 μg hIGF-I.|
|Activity||The bioactivity of recombinant hIGF-I was determined in a cell proliferation assay using primary human dermal fibroblasts. The ED50 of each lot is between 2-8 ng/ml.|
|Molecular Formula||Recombinant hIGF-I has a Met on the amino terminus and has a calculated MW of 7,785. DTT-reduced and non-reduced protein migrate as 6 kDa polypeptides. The expected amino-terminal MGPET of recombinant hIGF-I was verified by amino acid sequencing.|
Recombinant human IGF-I (hIGF-I) Gly49-Ala118 (Accession #P01343) was produced in E. coli at Cell Signaling Technology.
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