PEG MGF is a splice variant of the IGF produced by a frame shift if the IGF gene and PEGylated to improve stability. PEG-MGF, or PEGylated Mechano Growth Factor, is a new and innovative form of the IGF produced by a frame shift if the IGF gene, namely Mechano Growth Factor (MGF), which is PEGylated to improve stability that outperforms natural MGF many times over. MGF is a splice variant of the IGF gene which increases stem cell count in the muscle and allows for muscle fibers to fuse and mature. This is a process required for growth of adult muscle. Natural MGF is made locally and does not travel into the bloodstream. Synthetic MGF is water based and when administered intramuscularly, travels into the bloodstream. MGF is only stable in the blood stream for only a few minutes. Research has shown that PEG-MGF helps increase the muscle stem cell count, so that more may fuse and become part of adult muscle cells.
Molecular Formula: C121H200N42O39
PubChem SID: 178101669
Synonyms: Pegylated MGF, PEG IGF-1 Ec, PEG myotrophin
PEG MGF 5mg
What is the Pegylation of Mechano Growth Factor?
PEGylation is the act of attaching a Polyethylene glycol (PEG) structure to another larger molecule (in this case, MGF). The PEG acts as a protective coating and the theory here is that this will allow the MGF to be carried through the blood stream without being broken down. Neurological research has shown that utilizing PEGylated MGF resulted in a longer more stable acting version of the MGF peptide in serum/blood.
The Effects of Pegylated MGF
Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) exhibits local effects in skeletal muscle and without cannot travel through the body without modification. The problem with synthetic Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) is that it is introduced intramuscularly and is water based so it goes into the blood stream. When used this way, Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) only remains stable in the blood stream for a few minutes. Biologically produced MGF is made locally and does not enter the bloodstream. It is also short acting so stability is not an issue. By PEGylating the Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) it is almost as efficient as local produced Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) when used intramuscularly. This is accomplished by surrounding part of the peptide with a structure of polyethylene glycol, which can be attached to a protein molecule. The polyethylene glycol groups protect the peptide but do not surround it completely. The active sites of the peptide are still free to do their biological function. In this case the shell is a negative charged shield against positively charged compounds that would affect the protein.