EGF Receptor (EGFR, ErbB1) is a transmembrane protein that exerts tyrosine kinase activity upon ligand-induced activation. EGFR can be activated by binding EGF, or at least six other structurally related protein ligands, including TGFα, HB-EGF, Betacellulin (BTC), Amphiregulin, Epiregulin, and Epigen. Upon activation, EGFR initiates a signaling cascade, which includes dimerization and internalization, tyrosine phosphorylation, DNA synthesis of target genes and, ultimately, cell proliferation. EGFR signaling plays a role in the growth and differentiation of normal cells, but elevated EGFR activity is correlated with the development and pathogenesis of certain cancers. Recombinant soluble Human EGFR is a 621 amino acid glycoprotein comprising the extracellular domain of EGFR, and migrates at an apparent MW of 97.5 kDa by SDS-PAGE analysis under reducing conditions.
Amino Acid Sequence
Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells (CHO)
Testing in progress.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Sterile filtered through a 0.2 micron filter. Lyophilized from 10 mM Sodium Phosphate, pH 7.5.
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C
Quality Control Test
Verified by UV Spectroscopy and/or SDS-PAGE gel.
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