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Recombinant Human IL18
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|Alternative Names||IL-18, Interferon gamma-inducing factor, IFN-gamma-inducing factor, Interleukin-1 gamma, IL-1 gamma
Recombinant Human Interleukin-18 (IL18)
|Description||Also known as interferon-gamma-inducing factor (IGIF) and IL-1γ, IL18 is a cytokine that bears structural similarities with members of the IL-1 family of proteins. IL18 is natively synthesized as a proform that gets processed by caspase-1 to generate the bioactive form of IL18. IL18 is one of the pro-inflammatory cytokines that is expressed by a variety of immune and non-immune cells. The activities of IL18 appear to be species specific. An important function of IL18 is the regulation of functionally distinct subsets of T-helper cells required for cell mediated immune responses. IL18 functions as a growth and differentiation factor for Th1 cells and is known to up-regulate the FAS ligand mediated cytotoxic activity of murine natural killer cells. IL18 also partakes in a complex regulatory circuit involved in causing cell death by apoptosis.|
|Molecular Weight||18.5 kDa|
|Endotoxin Level||<1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method|
|Purity||>95% as determined by SDS-PAGE|
|Bioactivity||The ED(50) as determined by the dose-dependent proliferation of human PBMC co-stimulated with IL12 was found to be in the range of 5.0 ng/mL.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris buffer with NaCl|
|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||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.|
· 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.