Interleukin-18 Rat Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 158 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 18260 Dalton. The IL-18 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
IL-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine. This cytokine can induce the IFN-gamma production of T cells. The combination of this cytokine and IL12 has been shown to inhibit IL4 dependent IgE and IgG1 production, and enhance IgG2a production of B cells. IL-18 binding protein (IL18BP) can specifically interact with this cytokine, and thus negatively regulate its biological activity.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) solution in water containing 0.4 x PBS pH=7.2.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interleukin 18 in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Lyophilized Interleukin-18 althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IL18 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 His-Phe-Gly-Arg-Leu.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependant stimulation of IFN-gamma by murine lymph node cells (400,000cells/well) co-stimulated with sub optimal dose of ConA (0.75µg/ml) is 12ng/ml corresponding to a specific activity of 84,000U/mg. The medium was RPMI containing 10% FCS and 50
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