Interleukin-16 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 130 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 13.5 kDa. The IL-16 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
IL-16 is a pleiotropic cytokine that functions as a chemoattractant, a modulator of T cell activation, and an inhibitor of HIV replication. The signaling process of IL-16 is mediated by CD4. The product of this gene undergoes proteolytic processing, which is found to yield two functional proteins. IL-16 functions exclusively attributed to the secreted C-terminal peptide, while the N-terminal product may play a role in cell cycle control. Caspase 3 is reported to be involved in the proteolytic processing of this protein. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.IL-16 stimulates a migratory response in cd4+ lymphocytes, monocytes, and eosinophils. Also induces t-lymphocyte expression of interleukin 2 receptor, ligand for cd4.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
IL-16 was lyophilized at 1 mg/ml in 10mM NaP, pH-7.5.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interleukin-16 in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Lyophilized Interleukin-16 althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IL16 should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Amino Acid Sequence
The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Met-Pro-Asp-Leu-Asn.
Greater than 90.0% as determined by:(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.(b) Analysis SDS-PAGE.
The ED50 as determined by its ability to chemoattract human CD4+ T lymphocytes using a concentration range of 10-100ng/ml, corresponding to a Specific Activity of 10,000-100,000 units/mg.
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