Recombinant Human IL-4 (Animal-Free)
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Animal-FreeThis product is produced with no animal derived raw products. All processing and handling employs animal free equipment and animal free protocols.
DescriptionInterleukin-4 (IL-4) is an immunomodulatory cytokine that functions to induce naive helper T cells to differentiate into type 2 T helper (Th2) cells. Th2 cells subsequently produce more IL-4 in a positive feedback loop. IL-4 also promotes immunoglobulin IgG to IgE isotype switching on B cells. IL-4 binds the IL-4Rα receptor to activate STAT6 signaling.
Activity AssayHuman IL-4 (Animal-Free) is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The activity is determined by the ability to induce TF-1 cells proliferation and it is typically less than 250 pg/ml. This corresponds to an expected specific activity of 4 x 106 units/mg.
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Alternative NamesInterleukin-4, interleukin 4, IL4, IL 4, B cell stimulating factor, BSF-1, BCDF, BCGF, pitrakinra, BSF11
|Molecular Weight||15.1 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 0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA)|
|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.