Technical Data
I7663
Interleukin 1 alpha, Recombinant, Human (IL-1a, Hematopoietin-1, Lymphocyte-activating Factor, LAF, Endogenous Pyrogen, Leukocyte Endogenous Mediator, LEM, Mononuclear Cell Factor, MCF)
2ug
10ug
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: RT
IL-1alpha is a non-secreted proinflammatory cytokine produced in a variety of cells including monocytes, tissue macrophages, keratinocytes and other epithelial cells. Both IL-1alpha and IL-1beta binds to the same receptor and has similar if not identical biological properties. These cytokines have a broad range of activities including, stimulation of thymocyte proliferation, by inducing IL-2 release, B-cell maturation and proliferation, mitogenic FGF-like activity and the ability to stimulate the release of prostaglandin and collagenase from synovial cells. However, whereas IL-1beta is a secreted cytokine, IL-1alpha is predominantly a cell-associated cytokine. Human IL-1alpha is a 18.0kD protein containing 159 amino acid residues.

Biological Activity:
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of murine D10S cells is 0.001ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of 1x10e9u/mg.

AA Sequence:
SAPFSFLSNV KYNFMRIIKY EFILNDALNQ SIIRANDQYL TAAALHNLDE AVKFDMGAYK SSKDDAKITV ILRISKTQLY VTAQDEDQPV LLKEMPEIPK TITGSETNLL FFWETHGTKN YFTSVAHPNL FIATKQDYWV CLAGGPPSIT DFQILENQA


Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 6 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

Molecular Weight:
18.0kD
Source: E. coli
Purity: 98% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC. Endotoxin: 0.1ng/ug (1EU/ug)
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder from 10mM Tris, pH 8.0, 75mM sodium chloride. Reconstitute in sterile ddH2O to a concentration of 0.1-1mg/ml.

Important Note: This 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.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.