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Recombinant Human IL16


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Product Source Size Cat. No. Price
Recombinant Human IL16 E. coli25 µg Z102415 $70.00
100 µg Z102417 $180.00
1.0 mg Z102419 $1,400.00
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Alternative Names Lymphocyte chemoattractant factor
Description Interleukin 16 (IL16) is a pleiotrophic cytokine derived from CD8+ T-cells that stimulates chemotaxis in CD4+ lymphocytes, monocytes, and eosinophils. It primes CD4+ T-cells for IL2 and IL15 responsiveness, induces T-lymphocyte Interleukin 2 (IL2) receptor expression, and inhibits HIV replication. The signalling process of IL16 is mediated by CD4, and undergoes proteolysis to yield two functional proteins. IL16 isoform 1 has the possible function of acting as a scaffolding protein to anchor ion channels in the membrane, while isoform 3 is involved in cell cycle progression in T-cells and transcriptional regulation of SKP2. IL16 mRNA expression levels have been found in various tissues such as spleen, bone marrow, thymus, and lymph nodes.
Gene Symbol IL16
Gene ID 3603
Accession No. Q14005
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 13.5 kDa
Endotoxin Level <1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method
Purity >95% as determined by SDS-PAGE
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Bioactivity The ED50 is 7.5-37.5 ng/mL as determined by its ability to chemoattract human CD4+ T lymphocytes (at a concentration range of 1.0-100.0 ng/mL).
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS
Reconstitution Reconstitute in sterile PBS at 5µg/mL
Storage The lyophilized protein is stable for at least one year from date of receipt at -70°C. Upon reconstitution, this cytokine can be stored in working aliquots at 2° - 8°C for one month, or at -20°C for six months, with a carrier protein without detectable loss of activity. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Usage For research use only. Not for diagnostic or therapeutic use.
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How are endotoxin levels measured?
1. For estimating the endotoxin levels; we use the LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) method: The lysate from horseshoe crab amebocytes clots in the presence of very low endotoxin. This reaction is the basis of the Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay which was approved by the FDA in 1970.

· Endotoxin is generally measured in Endotoxin Units per milliliter (EU/mL).

· For recombinant proteins: EU is reported per microgram of protein.

· One EU = 0.1-0.2 ng endotoxin/µg of protein.

· At abm, we do the LAL chromogenic assays that can detect down to 0.01 EU/ml.
With regard to the BSA levels in some Growth Factors and Cytokines, can you please provide an explanation as to why they are so high?
The amount of BSA, as part of the formulation of a protein, can vary considerably depending on how much BSA was deemed optimum/necessary for protein stability in combination with /in-lieu of - other possible additives. The aforementioned formulations are somewhat analogous to the “carrier” versions of many formulations from “R and D systems” that have as high as 50 µg of BSA per µg of the recombinant protein product. If, needed or desired, abm scientists can substitute BSA for other stabilizing additives for most formulations.
Are your Escherichia coli sourced growth factors: 1) Human derived materials free? 2) Recombinant proteins free?
Yes, all of abm's growth factors made in Escherichia coli using recombinant technology contain no human derived-products or other recombinant proteins. In the rare cases of BSA presence, this will be mentioned in the product's formulation.