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Interleukin 5, Recombinant, Rat (IL-5, BCDF-alpha, Eosinophil Differentiation Factor, EDF)

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Interleukin (IL)-15 is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine that is expressed in several inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and pulmonary inflammatory diseases. IL-15 promotes activation of T cells, neutrophils and macrophages, and is critical to dendritic cell function in several model systems. Recent emerging data suggest that IL-15 may serve as a useful therapeutic target across a range of disease states. Advances in the past year highlight the beneficial effect of IL-15 neutralisation in models of psoriasis and diabetes. Further evidence for IL-15 expression and effector function has emerged across a range of rheumatic disorders, including juvenile inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and Kawasaki disease. Interleukin-15 (IL-15) is a gamma-common cytokine, which plays an important role in the development, survival and proliferation of NK, NK T and CD8+ T cells.
Catalog #I8437-06
Recombinant Rat IL-15 is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 115 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 13533 Dalton.
SequenceThe sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Met-Asn-Trp-Ile-Asp.
Dimers and Aggregates 1% as determined by silver-stained SDS-PAGE gel analysis.
Endotoxin 0.1ng/ug (IEU/ug) of rat IL-15.
Biological ActivityrmIL-15 is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of CTLL-2 was found to be < 5ng/ml, corresponding to a Specific Activity of 2 x 10e5 IU/mg.
Protein ContentProtein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods:
1. UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.55 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics). .
2. Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of IL-15 as a Reference Standard.
ReconstitutionReconstitute the lyophilized rat IL-15 in sterile 18MO-cm H2O not less than 100ug/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile dH2O and store at -20°C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
SourceRat
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder. No additives.
Purity98% by RP-HPLC, FPLC, or reducing/non-reducing SDS-PAGE Silver Stain. Chromatographically purified.


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