• PN: B312218

COMPONENTS

45x Ab-conjugated beads (S4P6 - Rat FGF-2 Ab-bead). PN: B312218A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-rat FGF-2 conjugated to AimPlex Bead S4P6.

25x Biotin-detection Ab (S4P6 - Rat FGF-2 Ab-bead). PN: B312218A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-rat FGF-2 conjugated to AimPlex Bead S4P6.

Lyophilized Standard Mix - Rat FGF-2. PN: B312218S. One vial containing lyophilized FGF-2.

STORAGE:  2-8 C in the dark.

IMPORTANT: Sodium azide forms explosive compounds with heavy metals. These products contain <0.05% (w/w) azide which with repeated contact with lead and copper commonly found in plumbing drains may result in the buildup of shock sensitive compounds. Dispose in accordance with regulations from your institute.

APPLICATION: Optimal antibody pair and antigen standard for assaying Rat FGF-2/FGF basic/HBGH-2. To be used in conjunction with the AimPlex Mouse/Rat Basic Kit (PN: P200201) and a diluent kit. Refer to the AimPlex Multiplex Immunoassay User Manual and kit inserts for the assay procedure.

For Research Use Only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Assay Specifications:

Sample types: Cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma, bodily fluid and tissue/cell lysate

Sensitivity (LOD): < 10 pg/mL

Quantitation range:

LLOQ: < 30 pg/mL

ULOQ: > 5,000 pg/mL

Standard dose recovery: 70-130%

Intra-assay CV: < 10%

Inter-assay CV: < 20%

Sample volume: 15 µL/test

Description:

Basic fibroblast growth factor, also known as bFGF, FGF-2 or FGF-β, is a member of the fibroblast growth factor family. FGF-2 has been shown in preliminary animal studies to protect the heart from injury associated with a heart attack, reducing tissue death and promoting improved function after reperfusion. Recent evidence has shown that low levels of FGF2 play a key role in the incidence of excessive anxiety. Additionally, FGF-2 is a critical component of human embryonic stem cell culture medium; the growth factor is necessary for the cells to remain in an undifferentiated state, although the mechanisms by which it does this are poorly defined. It has been demonstrated to induce gremlin expression which in turn is known to inhibit the induction of differentiation by bone morphogenetic proteins. Diseases associated with FGF2 include chronic myocardial ischemia and intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia.

References:

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2.      Kühn MC, Willenberg HS, Schott M, Papewalis C, Stumpf U, Flohé S, Scherbaum WA, Schinner S (Feb 2012). "Adipocyte-secreted factors increase osteoblast proliferation and the OPG/RANKL ratio to influence osteoclast formation". Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 349 (2): 180–8. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2011.10.018. PMID 22040599.

3.      House SL, Bolte C, Zhou M, Doetschman T, Klevitsky R, Newman G, Schultz Jel J (Dec 2003). "Cardiac-specific overexpression of fibroblast growth factor-2 protects against myocardial dysfunction and infarction in a murine model of low-flow ischemia". Circulation 108 (25): 3140–8.

4.      Pereira RC, Economides AN, Canalis E (Dec 2000). "Bone morphogenetic proteins induce gremlin, a protein that limits their activity in osteoblasts". Endocrinology 141 (12): 4558–63. doi:10.1210/en.141.12.4558. PMID 11108268.