Growth Factor Array
bFGF, IGF-1, EGF, IGF-2, GCSF, M-CSF, GM-CSF, SCF, HGF, VEGF-A
Serum, Plasma, Cell Culture Supernatant, Cell Lysates, Tissue Lysates
Multiplex Protein Detection
Incubate with Sample
Incubate with Biotinylated Detection Antibody Cocktail
Incubate with HRP-Conjugated Streptavidin
Incubate with Detection Buffers
Image with chemiluminescent imaging system
Perform densitometry and analysis
Antibody Array Membrane
Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Aliquot and store at -20°C long term. Once thawed, please keep reagents under suitable conditions respectively. Do not use past expiration date.
A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Usually it is a protein or a steroid hormone. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes. Growth factors typically act as signaling molecules between cells. Examples are cytokines and hormones that bind to specific receptors on the surface of their target cells. They often promote cell differentiation and maturation, which varies between growth factors. For example, epidermal growth factor (EGF) enhances osteogenic differentiation, while fibroblast growth factors and vascular endothelial growth factors stimulate blood vessel differentiation (angiogenesis).