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Stemcell Technologies Inc Human Recombinant bFGF, Size: 50 µg  DFS Item

Manufacturer:  Stemcell Technologies Inc 78003

Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a prototypic member of the fibroblast growth factor family. Cytokines in the FGF family possess broad mitogenic and cell survival activities (Folkman & Klagsbrun; Kimelman & Kirschner) and are involved in a variety of biological processes including cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and apoptosis (Folkman & Klagsbrun; Klagsbrun; Rifkin & Moscatelli). bFGF has the β-trefoil structure (Ponting & Russell), binds to the four FGF receptor (FGFR) family members, and activates JAK/STAT, PI3K, ERK1/2, and other receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling pathways. It supports the maintenance of undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells (Xu et al.; Kang et al.), stimulates human embryonic stem cells to form neural rosettes (Zhang et al.), and improves proliferation of human mesenchymal stem cells and enhances chondrogenic differentiation (Solchaga et al.).

Catalog No. NC1085507


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