Growth differentiation factor 5 (cartilage-derived morphogenetic protein-1), also known as GDF5 is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family and the TGF-beta superfamily. GDF5 is expressed in the developing central nervous system.1 It increases the survival of neurones that respond to a neurotransmitter called dopamine, and is a potential therapeutic molecule associated with Parkinson's disease.2
>95% by SDS Page and HPLC
Human GDF-5 is fully biologically active when compared to standard. Induction of alkaline phosphatase acrtivity in ATDC5 cells: EC50 = 40Nm.
Protein Accession No.
Amino Acid Sequence
APSATRQGKR PSKNLKARCS RKALHVNFKD MGWDDWIIAP LEYEAFHCEG LCEFPLRSHL EPTNHAVIQT LMNSMDPEST PPTCCVPTRL SPISILFIDS ANNVVYKQYE DMVVESCGCR
Storage and Stability
The lyophilized protein should be stored desiccated at -20°C. The reconstituted protein can be stored for at least one week at 4°C. For long-term storage of the reconstituted protein, aliquot into working volumes and store at -20°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles.
Country of Origin
Next Day Ambient
NCBI Gene Bank
References & Citations
1. Sullivan, A. et al. (2004) J Neurocytol 33: 479
2. O'Keeffe, G. et al. (2005) J Anat 207: 219
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