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Animal-Free Recombinant Human CNTF



CNTF is a potent neural factor that was originally characterized as a vital factor for the survival of chick ciliary neurons in vitro. CNTF is also important for the survival of other neural cell types, including primary sensory neurons, motor neurons, basal forebrain neurons and type 2 astrocytes. CNTF is highly conserved across species and exhibits cross-species bioactivity. Recombinant Human CNTF is synthesized as a 199 amino acid polypeptide (22.8 kDa) lacking a hydrophobic N-terminal signal for secretion.


  • Gene Id: 1270
  • Uniprot: P26441
  • Activity: Determined by its ability to stimulate proliferation of human TF-1 cells using an ED50 concentration range of 50-150 ng/ml.
  • Category: RUO Cytokines
  • Subcategory: Animal-Free Cytokines
  • Research Areas: Angiogenesis/Cardiovascular, Apoptosis, Bone, Skeletal, Cartilage, Diabetes/Weight Regulation, Immune System, Inflammation, Neurobiology, Stem Cells and Differentiation, Wound Healing
  • Alternative Names: Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor
  • Species of Origin: Human
  • Expression System Source: E.coli