Recombinant Human IL-16
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DescriptionInterleukin-16 (IL-16) is produced by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and functions as a chemoattractant for lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, dendritic cells, and Langerhans cells. Additionally, IL-16 upregulates the expression of the interleukin-2 receptor (CD25), modulates T lymphocyte growth, and suppresses the replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV).
Activity AssayHuman IL-16 is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The activity is determined by the ability to induce chemotaxis of primary human T cells by Human IL-16.
AA SequenceMPDLNSSTDS AASASAASDV SVESTAEATV CTVTLEKMSA GLGFSLEGGK GSLHGDKPLT INRIFKGAAS EQSETVQPGD EILQLGGTAM QGLTRFEAWN IIKALPDGPV TIVIRRKSLQ SKETTAAGDS
Alternative NamesInterleukin-16, interleukin 16, IL16, IL 16, lymphocyte chemoattractant factor, LCF, NIL16
|Molecular Weight||13.4 kDa|
|Purity||≥95% determined by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE|
|Endotoxin Level||≤1.00 EU/μg as measured by kinetic LAL|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a sterile (0.2 micron) filtered aqueous solution containing 10 mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.5|
|Reconstitution||Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water at 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.|
|Stability and Storage||
12 months from date of receipt when stored at -20°C to -80°C as supplied. 1 month when stored at 4°C after reconstituting as directed. 3 months when stored at -20°C to -80°C after reconstituting as directed.