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Recombinant Human IL4
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|Alternative Names||IL-4, BCGF, BCDF, B cell stimulating factor, BSF-1, Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1
Recombinant Human Interleukin-4 (IL4)
|Description||IL4 is produced mainly by a sub-population of activated T helper cells which also secrete IL5 and IL6. The biological activities of IL4 are mediated by a specific receptor, the extracellular domain of which is related to the receptors for EPO, IL6, and the beta chain of the IL-2 receptor. IL4 participates in several B-cell activation processes as well as of other cell types. A co-stimulator of DNA-synthesis, IL4 induces the expression of class II MHC molecules on resting B-cells, enhances both secretion and cell surface expression of IgE and IgG1, and also regulates the expression of the low affinity Fc receptor for IgE on both lymphocytes and monocytes. Pre-treatment of macrophages with IL4 prevents the production of IL1, TNF-alpha and prostaglandins in response to activation of the cells by bacterial endotoxins or IFN-gamma.|
|Molecular Weight||15.0 kDa|
|Endotoxin Level||<1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method|
|Purity||>95% as determined by SDS-PAGE|
|Bioactivity||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.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in sodium phosphate buffer with NaCl (pH 7.8)|
|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.|
· 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.