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BMP-13 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein-13)
BMP-13 is expressed in hypertrophic chondrocytes during embryonic development of long bones. Continued postnatal expression of BMP-13 in articular cartilage suggests that it plays a regulatory role in the growth and maintenance of articular cartilage. Adenovirus-mediated BMP-13 gene transfer to rabbit bone marrow stem cells have been reported to augment periosteal repair of osteochondral defects. The functional form of BMP-13/CDMP-2 is a disulfide-linked homodimer of two 120 amino acid polypeptide chains. This 27.5 kDa protein is obtained by proteolytic processing of a biologically inactive precursor protein of 97.7 kDa. Recombinant Human BMP-13/CDMP-2 is a 27.0 kDa homodimeric disulfide-linked protein consisting of two 120 amino acid polypeptide chains.
- Species: Human
- Expression: E. coli Cell Expressed
- Activity: Typically 2.0-3.0 μg/mL ED50
- Purity: ≥95%
- Endotoxin: <1.0 EU/μg
- Molecular Mass: 27.0 kDa
- Country of Origin: USA
This was determined by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analysis.
Determined by its ability to induce alkaline phosphatase production by ATDC-5 cells.
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% HSA) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.