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Recombinant Human IL17A

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Recombinant Human IL17A E. coli25 µg Z100465 $70.00
100 µg Z100467 $250.00
500 µg Z100469 $600.00
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Alternative Names IL-17, CTLA-8, IL-17A, Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 8
Recombinant Human Interleukin-17A (IL17A)
Description The founding member of the IL17 family of cytokines, IL17A plays an important role in antimicrobial and chronic inflammation. All the six IL17 cytokines (IL17A-F) share a cystine knot fold and are secreted as homodimers. Mature human IL17A shares 60% amino acid sequence identity with rat and mouse IL17A. IL17 cytokines bind to two receptors; IL17RA and IL17RC that together form a heterodimer. The receptor heterodimer is preferred by IL17 ligands, and thus, either IL17RA or IL17RC knockouts completely abolish IL17 signalling. Recombinant human IL17A is a non-glycosylated, 32 kDa disulfide-linked homodimer.
Gene Symbol IL17A
Gene ID 3605
Accession No. Q16552
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 16.0 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 ED(50), as determined by the dose-dependent proliferation of induction of IL6 in primary human foreskin fibroblasts was found to be approximately 2.0 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5.0 x 10^5 units/mg
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Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS (pH 7.5)
Reconstitution A quick spin of the vial followed by reconstitution in distilled water to a concentration not less than 0.1 mg/mL. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers.
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.