Fibroblast growth factor 20 (FGF-20) is a secreted heparin binding growth factor and member of the FGF family. Proteins of this family play a central role during prenatal development, postnatal growth and regeneration of a variety of tissues, by promoting cellular proliferation and differentiation.1 FGF-20 is most similar to FGF-9 and FGF-16. It signals through a variety of FGF receptors and is known to bind to heparin. FGF-20 is expressed in normal brain, particularly the cerebellum, and in some cancer cell lines. It is expressed preferentially in the substantia nigra pars compacta of the rat brain.2 Expression of FGF-20 and DKK-1 is regulated by β-catenin during development and tumorigenisis, implying that FGF-20 may play a role in the oncogenisis induced by the Wnt signaling pathway.3 In NIH 3T3 cells, FGF-20 expression causes a transformed phenotype and these transformed cells are tumorigenic in nude mice.4 Recombinant rat FGF-20 is one of the neurotrophic factors, which enhances the survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons in vitro. It has been demonstrated to possess therapeutic activity in two experimental models of intestinal inflammation.4
>97% by SDS-PAGE and analyzed by silver stain.
<0.01 EU/µg as determined by the LAL method
The biological activity of Human FGF-20 was determined by its ability to stimulate 3H-thymidine incorporation in quiescent NR6R-3T3 fibroblasts. The expected ED50 for this effect is typically 0.2 - 1 ng/ml in the presence of 1 μg/ml of heparin.
Fusion Protein Tag
Protein Accession No.
Amino Acid Sequence
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N-terminal Sequence Analysis
State of Matter
Predicted Molecular Mass
The predicted molecular weight of Recombinant Human FGF-20 is Mr 24 kDa.
This recombinant protein was lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in MOPS, ammonium sulphate ((NH4)2SO4), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and dithiothreitol (DTT).
Storage and Stability
This lyophilized protein is stable for six to twelve months when stored desiccated at -20°C to -70°C. After aseptic reconstitution, this protein may be stored at 2°C to 8°C for one month or at -20°C to -70°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles. See Product Insert for exact lot specific storage instructions.
Country of Origin
Next Day Ambient
NCBI Gene Bank
References & Citations
1. Katoh, M. et al. (2000) Biochem. Biophy. Res. Comm. 274:337
2. Ohmachi, S. et al. (2000) Biochem. Biophy. Res. Comm. 277:355
3. Chamorro, MN. et al. (2005) EMBO J. 24:73
4. Jeffers, M. et al. (2001) Cancer Res. 61:3131
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