EBI3 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, Polypeptide chain containing 209 amino acids fragment (21-229) having a molecular weight of 34kDa and fused with a 4.5kDa amino-terminal hexahistidine tag. The EBI3 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
EBI3 has an induced expression in B lymphocytes in reaction to Epstein-Barr virus infection. EBI3 encodes a secreted glycoprotein belonging to the hematopoietin receptor family, and heterodimerizes with a 28 kDa protein to form iIL-27. EBI3 drives rapid clonal expansion of naive cd4(+) t-cells. EBI3 strongly synergizes with IL-12 to activate IFN-gamma production of naive cd4(+) t-cells. EBI3 mediates its biologic effects throµgh the cytokine receptor wsx-1/tccr.