|Synonyms||Cytokine P40, T-cell Growth Factor P40|
|Molecular Weight||Approximately 14.1 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 126 amino acids.|
|AA Sequence||QGCPTLAGIL DINFLINKMQ EDPASKCHCS ANVTSCLCLG IPSDNCTRPC FSERLSQMTN TTMQTRYPLI FSRVKKSVEV LKNNKCPYFS CEQPCNQTTA GNALTFLKSL LEIFQKEKMR GMRGKI|
|Purity||> 95 % 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 human MO7e cells is less than 0.2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5.0 × 106 IU/mg.|
|Physical Appearance||Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.|
|Endotoxin||Less than 1 EU/µg of rHuIL-9 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 water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1 % BSA 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.|
|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. Renauld JC, Goethals A, Houssiau F, et al. 1990. J Immunol. 144:4235-41.|
2. Kelleher K, Bean K, Clark SC, et al. 1991. Blood. 77:1436-41.
|Background||Interleukin-9 (IL-9) is encoded by the IL9 gene and produced by T-cells and specifically by CD4+ helper cells. IL-9 was originally identified as a cytokine found in the conditioned medium of a human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLVI) transformed T cell line. It functions through the IL-9 receptor, which activates different signal transducer and activator (STAT) proteins and thus connects this cytokine to various biological processes. IL-9 can support the growth of IL-2 independent and IL-4 independent helper T-cells. Human IL-9 has approximately 56 % amino acid sequence identity with murine IL-9. The gene encoding this cytokine has been identified as a candidate gene for asthma. Genetic studies on a mouse model of asthma demonstrated that this cytokine is a determining factor in the pathogenesis of bronchial hyper-responsiveness.|