|Synonyms||IL2, T-cell Growth Factor, TCGF, Aldesleukin|
|Molecular Weight||Approximately 15.4 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 133 amino acids.|
|AA Sequence||APTSSSTKKT QLQLEHLLLD LQMILNGINN YKNPKLTRML TFKFYMPKKA TELKHLQCLE EELKPLEEVL NLAQSKNFHL RPRDLISNIN VIVLELKGSE TTFMCEYADE TATIVEFLNR WITFCQSIIS TLT|
|Purity||> 97 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.|
|Biological Activity||Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine CTLL-2 cells is less than 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 107 IU/mg.|
|Physical Appearance||Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 5.0.|
|Endotoxin||Less than 1.0 EU/µg of rHuIL-2 as determined by LAL method.|
|Reconstitution||We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled H2O to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at ≤ -20 °C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions. Do not reconstitute in cell culture media directly.|
|Stability & Storage||Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
|Usage||This material is offered by Shanghai PrimeGene Bio-Tech for research, laboratory or further evaluation purposes. NOT FOR HUMAN USE.|
|Reference||1. Ma, A., R. Koka, and P. Burkett. 2006. Annu Rev Immunol, 24: 657-79.|
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5. Mosmann, T.R., T. Yokota, R. Kastelein, et al. 1987. J Immunol, 138: 1813-6.
|Background||IL-2 is a powerful immunoregulatory lymphokine produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation. It is expressed by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, γδ T cells, B cells, dendritic cells, and eosinophils. IL-2/IL-2R signaling is required for T-cell proliferation and other fundamental functions which are essential for the immune response. The receptor for IL-2 consists of three subunits (55 kDa IL2Rα, 75 kDa IL2Rβ, 64 kDa common gamma chain γc/IL2Rγ) that are present on the cell surface in varying preformed complexes. Mature human IL-2 shares 56 % and 66 % amino acid sequence identity with mouse and rat IL-2, respectively. Human and mouse IL-2 exhibit cross-species activity.|