Platelet-derived growth factor subunit A (PDGFA); belongs to the PDGF/VEGF growth factor family. PDGFA is a secreted protein; stored in platelet alpha-granules and released by platelets upon wounding. PDGFA is potent mitogens for a variety of cell types including smooth muscle cells; connective tissue cells; bone and cartilage cells; and some blood cells. It plays an essential role in the regulation of embryonic development; cell proliferation; cell migration; survival and chemotaxis. PDGFA is required for normal lung alveolar septum formation during embryogenesis; normal development of the gastrointestinal tract; normal development of Leydig cells and spermatogenesis; normal oligodendrocyte development and normal myelination in the spinal cord and cerebellum. It plays an important role in wound healing; Signaling is modulated by the formation of heterodimers with PDGFB.
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using BALB/C?3T3 mouse fibroblast cells. The ED50 for this effect is 100-400 ng/ml.
<1.0 EU per µg as determined by the LAL method.
Recombinant Human Platelet-derived growth factor AA is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Ser87-Thr211 is expressed with a 6His tag at the N-terminus.
> 90 % as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
AP Mol Mass:
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution of PBS; pH7.4.
This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.
Stability and Storage:
Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80°C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8°C for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.