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IL 7 Human, Yeast

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  • IL 7 Human, Yeast
  • Interleukin-7 Human Recombinant, Yeast
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Catalogue number

CYT-298

Synonyms

Lymphopoietin 1 (LP-1), pre-B cell factor, IL-7.

Introduction

IL-7 is a cytokine important for B and T cell development. This cytokine and the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) form a heterodimer that functions as a pre-pro-B cell growth-stimulating factor. This cytokine is found to be a cofactor for V(D)J rearrangement of the T cell receptor beta (TCRB) during early T cell development. This cytokine can be produced locally by intestinal epithelial and epithelial goblet cells, and may serve as a regulatory factor for intestinal mucosal lymphocytes. Knockout studies in mice suggested that this cytokine plays an essential role in lymphoid cell survival.

Description

Interleukin-7 Human Recombinant produced in yeast is a single, glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 152 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 17.4 kDa. The IL-7 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Source

Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

Lyophilized from a concentrated (1mg/ml) solution in water containing 20mM phosphate buffer.

Solubility

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interleukin -7 in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Stability

Lyophilized Interleukin-7 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IL7 should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Purity

Greater than 98.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence

The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Asp-Cys-Asp-Ile-Glu.

Biological Activity

The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of thymidine uptake by murine pre-B cell line 2E8 is < 0.5 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2 x 106 units/mg.

Protein content

Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods:
1. UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.418 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 standard solution of IL-7 as a Reference Standard.

Usage

ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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