IGF-BPs control the distribution, function and activity of IGFs in various cell tissues and body fluids. IGF-BP6, which specifically inhibits IGF-II actions, is produced by bone cells and is the major IGF-BP present in cerebrospinal fluid. IGF-BP6 has been shown to inhibit IGF-II-dependent cancers such as neuroblastoma, colon cancer and rhabdomyosarcoma. Recombinant Human IGF-BP6 has a calculated mass of 22.3 kDa and consists of 213 amino acid residues, including the IGF-BP domain and thyroglobulin type-I domain. Recombinant Human IGF-BP6 migrates at an apparent molecular weight of approximately 23.0–30.0 kDa by SDS-PAGE analysis under non-reducing conditions.
Amino Acid Sequence
(BTI-Tn-5B1-4) Hi-5 Insect cells*
Determined by its ability to inhibit IGF-II induced proliferation of human MCF-7 cells. The expected ED 50 for this effect is 0.1–0.4 µg/ml.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
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.