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Recombinant Murine GDF-5 (BMP-14/CDMP-1)



GDF-5 is expressed in long bones during embryonic development and postnatally in articular cartilage. Mutations in the GDF-5 gene have been implicated in Hunter-Thompson type dwarfism and in Grebe Syndrome, which is characterized by short stature, extra digits, and short and deformed extremities. The mature and functional form of GDF-5 is a homodimer of two 120 amino acid polypeptide chains (monomers) linked by a single disulfide bond. Each GDF-5 monomer is expressed as the C-terminal part of a precursor polypeptide, which also contains a 27 amino acid signal peptide and a 348 amino acid propeptide. This precursor undergoes intracellular dimerization, and upon secretion it is processed by a furin-type protease. Recombinant Murine GDF-5 is a 27.0 kDa homodimeric disulfide-linked protein consisting of two 120 amino acid polypeptide chains.


  • Gene Id: 14563
  • Uniprot: P43027
  • Activity: Determined by its ability to induce alkaline phosphatase production by ATDC-5 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 1.0-2.0 ug/ml.
  • Category: RUO Cytokines
  • Subcategory: Growth Factors & Cytokines
  • Research Areas: Angiogenesis/Cardiovascular, Cell Culture, Immune System, Stem Cells and Differentiation, TGF-beta Superfamily
  • Alternative Names: Growth/Differentiation Factor-5, BMP-14, Cartilage-Derived Morphogenetic Protein-1 (CDMP-1)
  • Species of Origin: Murine
  • Expression System Source: E.coli