PODS™ Human IL-6

Code Description Price Qty
PPH10-50 PODS™ Human IL-6, 50 million £95.00
PPH10-250 PODS™ Human IL-6, 250 million £295.00
PPH10-1000 PODS™ Human IL-6, 1 billion £995.00
PODS™ co-crystals
PODS™ co-crystals

PODS™ Technology

PODS™ proteins are made using an insect cell expression system in which the active protein is co-expressed alongside polyhedrin carrier protein. Polyhedrin forms microcrystals within insect cells which specifically capture the active protein to form a co-crystal complex. The active protein is captured in its nascent, natively folded form with limited scope for proteolytic degradation. Consequently, excellent levels of bioactivity are observed. The PODS™ co-crystals provide a sustained release mechanism and can be used to functionalize surfaces. For further details, please refer to the PODS™ Technology page.

Product Description

The product contains the polyhedrin protein co-crystalized with Human IL-6. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine that is expressed by T cells, macrophages, and muscle cells. IL-6 acts to stimulate an immune response upon infection or trauma. IL-6 has both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory functions and signals through the cell-surface type 1 cytokine receptor complex containing the IL-6Ra and gp130 chains. Human IL-6 is active on mouse and rat cells.

Usage Recommendation

PODS™ co-crystals provide a depot of proteins which are steadily secreted. It has been estimated that the biological activity of 50 million PODS™ co-crystals generates the same peak dose as 3.3 μg of standard recombinant protein. However, at 5 days following the start of seeding the PODS™ co-crystals, there are more than 50% of these peak levels still present in the culture system. Ultimately, the amount of PODS™ co-crystals that is optimal for a particular experiment should be determined empirically. Based on previous data, we suggest using 50 million PODS™ co-crystals in place of 3.3 μg of standard growth factor as a starting point."

To control for cross-reactivity with cells or as a negative control, we recommend using PODS™ growth factors alongside PODS™ Empty crystals, as the latter do not contain or release cargo protein.

AA Sequence

MADVAGTSNR DFRGREQRLF NSEQYNYNNS KNSRPSTSLY KKAGYMPVPP GEDSKDVAAP HRQPLTSSER IDKQIRYILD GISALRKETC NKSNMCESSK EALAENNLNL PKMAEKDGCF QSGFNEETCL VKIITGLLEF EVYLEYLQNR FESSEEQARA VQMSTKVLIQ FLQKKAKNLD AITTPDPTTN ASLLTKLQAQ NQWLQDMTTH LILRSFKEFL QSSLRALRQM

Alternative Names

Interleukin-6, interleukin 6, IL6, IL 6, IFN-β2, interferon beta 2, B-cell differentiation factor, BSF-2, HSF, MGI-2, CTL differentiation factor
Product Details
Length 230 aa
Molecular Weight 26 kDa
Structure Monomer
Source Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cell culture
Accession Number P05231
Endotoxin Level <0.06 EU/ml as measured by gel clot LAL assay
Formulation PODS™ were lyophilized from a volatile solution
Reconstitution

PODS™ co-crystals may be reconstituted at 200 million co-crystals/ml in water. 20% glucose has a buoyant density closer to PODS™ co-crystals and can be useful for aliquoting.

PODS™ co-crystals are highly stable when stored in aqueous solution (pH range 6 - 8).

Stability and Storage Upon receipt, store at 4°C. PODS™ co-crystals are stable for at least 1 year when dry and 6 months when resuspended.

References

Fasséli Coulibaly, Elaine Chiu, Keiko Ikeda, Sascha Gutmann, Peter W. Haebel, Clemens Schulze-Briese, Hajime Mori, and Peter Metcalf. The molecular organization of cypovirus polyhedra. (2007) Nature. 446: 97-101.

Rey FA. Virology: Holed up in a natural crystal. (2007) Nature. 446: 35-37.

Mori H. Immobilization of Bioactive Growth Factors into Cubic Proteinous Microcrystals (Cypovirus Polyhedra) and Control of Cell Proliferation and Differentiation. (2010) NSTI-Nanotech. 3: 222-225.

Satoshi Abe, Hiroshi Ijiri, Hashiru Negishi, Hiroyuki Yamanaka, Katsuhito Sasaki, Kunio Hirata, Hajime Mori, and Takafumi Ueno. Design of Enzyme-Encapsulated Protein Containers by In-Vivo Crystal Engineering. (2015) Advanced Materials. 27(48): 7951-7956.