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Bovine Pituitary Extract, BT-215 - BPE - J64417 - Alfa Aesar

J64417 Bovine Pituitary Extract, BT-215

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50mg 94.40
10x50mg 785.00
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Bovine Pituitary Extract, BT-215


Chemical Properties

Lyophilized powder
Miscible with water.


Bovine Pituitary Extract (BPE) is an extract prepared from bovine pituitary glands. BPE, also known as keratinocyte growth supplement, is used in conjunction with other growth factors, hormones and media to reduce or eliminate serum in the culturing of some epithelial cell types. BPE has been effectively utilized in culturing normal human epidermal keratinocytes (Tsao, M.C., et al, J. Cell Physiol. 110: 219-229, 1982) and other epithelial cells. BPE is a membrane filtered and packaged as a lyophilized solid.Bovine pituitary extract is used as a mitogenic supplement in a serum-free growth medium. It has been reported to provide protection against hydrogen peroxide induced cell death, protein oxidation, membrane fragmentation and deoxyribonucleic acid damage.


Lyophilized from a 0.1micron ultrafiltered solution and is essentially salt free. Reconstitute in 5-10ml of sterile phosphate-buffered saline and mix gently for up to 5 minutes.Store in cool place.

Literature References

Xu, Z. Z.; Li, Z. J.; Du, L. X.; Li, J.; Wang, L. Y. Using bovine pituitary extract to increase proliferation of keratocytes and maintain their phenotype in vitro. Int J Ophthalmol. 2013, 6 (6), 758-765.

Kuo, Y. C.; Wang, C. C. Effect of bovine pituitary extract on the formation of neocartilage in chitosan/gelatin scaffolds. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 2010, 41 (2), 150-156.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310a-P405-P501a

Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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