Acidic fibroblast growth factor is a potent mitogen for a variety of cells in culture, including vascular endothelial cells, and is angiogenic in vivo. The complete amino acid sequence of human brain-derived acidic fibroblast growth factor has been determined from amino terminal sequence analysis and carboxypeptidase A digestion of the whole protein and sequence analyses of peptides generated by tryptic, Staphylococcus aureus V8 protease and cyanogen bromide cleavages. A potential Asn-Gly-Ser glycosylation sequence is present in the human protein. The complete amino acid sequence is compared to that of the equivalent protein purified from bovine brain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jul 31 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology