IL-18, Mouse

IL-18, Mouse

IL-18, Mouse

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Description

Product Description

Interleukin-18 (L-18) is a cytokine that belongs to the IL-1 superfamily and is produced by macrophages and other cells. IL-18 works by binding to the interleukin-18 receptor, and together with IL-12 it induces cell-mediated immunity following infection with microbial products like lipopolysaccharide (LPS). After stimulation with IL-18, natural killer (NK) cells and certain T cells release another important cytokine called interferon-γ (IFN-γ) or type II interferon that plays an important role in activating the macrophages or other cells. The combination of this cytokine and IL12 has been shown to inhibit IL-4 dependent IgE and IgG1 production, and enhance IgG2a production in B cells. IL-18 binding protein (IL18BP) can specifically interact with this cytokine, and thus negatively regulate its biological activity.

Sequence: 
MNFGRLHCTTAVIRNINDQVLFVDKRQPVFEDMTDIDQSASEPQTRLIIYMYKDSEVRGLAVTLSVKDSKMSTLSCKNKIISFEEMDPPENIDD
IQSDLIFFQKRVPGHNKMEFESSLYEGHFLACQKEDDAFKLILKKKDENGDKSVMFTLTNLHQS with polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus

Source:
Escherichia coli

Endotoxin Test:
<0.1 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method. Activity:
Measure by its ability to induce IFN gamma secretion in KG-1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is <0.5 μg/mL. Purity:
>98% as determined by SDS-PAGE. Ni-NTA chromatography

Formulation:
The protein was lyophilized from a solution containing 1X PBS, pH 8.0.

Reconstitution:
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized protein in sterile H2O to a concentration not less than 100 μg/mL and incubate the stock solution for at least 20 min to ensure sufficient re-dissolved.

Storage:
Lyophilized protein should be stored at -20°C. Upon reconstitution, protein aliquots should be stored at -20°C or -80°C.

Note:
Please use within one month after protein reconstitution.