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SRP3211

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IL-4 from mouse

Animal-component free, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, ≥98% (SDS-PAGE), ≥98% (HPLC), suitable for cell culture

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Synonym(s):
B cell stimulating factor (BSF-1), BCDF, BCGF
NACRES:
NA.32

biological source

mouse

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

assay

≥98% (HPLC)
≥98% (SDS-PAGE)

form

lyophilized

potency

≤2.0 ng/mL ED50

mol wt

13.7 kDa

packaging

pkg of 20 μg

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

<0.1 EU/μg endotoxin, tested

color

white to off-white

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

mouse ... IL4(16189)

General description

IL-4 (interleukin 4) is a pleiotropic cytokine. Produced by mast cells, T cells and bone marrow stromal cells. Recombinant murine IL-4 is a 13.7kDa globular protein containing 120 amino acid residues.

Biochem/physiol Actions

It regulates diverse T and B cell responses including cell proliferation, survival and gene expression. IL-4 regulates the differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into helper Th2 (T helper) cells, characterized by their cytokine-secretion profile that includes secretion of IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, and IL-13, which favor a humoral immune response. Another dominant function of IL-4 is the regulation of immunoglobulin class switching to the IgG1 (immunoglobulin G1) and IgE isotypes. Excessive IL-4 production by Th2 cells has been associated with elevated IgE production and allergy. IL-4 helps in long-term recovery after cerebral ischemia by controlling the activities of microglia/macrophage. In mice, absence of IL-4 is associated with a state anxiety-like behavior.

Sequence

MHIHGCDKNH LREIIGILNE VTGEGTPCTE MDVPNVLTAT KNTTESELVC RASKVLRIFY LKHGKTPCLK KNSSVLMELQ RLFRAFRCLD SSISCTMNES KSTSLKDFLE SLKSIMQMDY S

Physical form

Lyophilized with no additives.

Reconstitution

Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a stabilizer (example 5% Trehalose) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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