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Interleukin 6, Recombinant, Human (IL-6)

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Human Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays a role in the mediation of the inflammatory and immune response initiated by infection or injury. IL-6 acts on B cells by stimulating differentiation and antibody secretion. IL-6 also exhibits growth factor activity for mature thymic or peripheral T cells, and enhances the differentiation of cytotoxic T cells in the presence of IL-2 or IFNt. This glycoprotein is composed of 184 aa residues, and has a 42% homology with murine IL-6.
Catalog #I8428-01A
Biological Activity3H-thymidine uptake by B9 murine thymoma cell line that is IL-6 dependent.
Storage and StabilityAliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing and store at -70°C. Aliquots are stable for 6 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Molecular Weight20-21kD
SourceSf9
PurityPurified. 85% pure by SDS gel electrophoresis. Endotoxin: 1ng/mg
ConcentrationAs Reported
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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