IFN a 2a Human

IFN a 2a Human

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  • IFN a 2a Human

  • IFN-Alpha 2a Human Recombinant
  • CYT-204
  • Shipped at Room temp.

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Leukocyte IFN, B cell IFN, Type I IFN, IFNA2, IFN-a 2a, Interferon-alpha-2a.


IFN-alpha is produced by macrophages and has antiviral activities. IFN stimulates the production of two enzymes: protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase.


IFN Alpha Human 2a Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 165 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 19241 Dalton. The difference between IFNA2A and IFNA2B is in the amino acid present at position 23. IFN-alpha 2a has a lysine at that position 23 while IFN-alpha 2b has arginine.
The Interferon-alpha-2a gene was obtained from human leukocytes.
The IFNA2A is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.


Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.


Lyophilized without additives.


It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interferon-alpha-2a in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.


Lyophilized IFNA-2A although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IFN-alpha 2a 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.


Greater than 97.0% as determined by both:
(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.
(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence


N-terminal methionine has been completely removed enzymatically.

Biological Activity

The specific activity as determined in a viral resistance assay using bovine kidney MDBK cells was found to be 270,000,000 IU/mg.

Protein content

Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods:
1. UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.924 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 IFN-a 2a as a Reference Standard.


1.Title:Gender specificity of altered human immune cytokine profiles in aging.
Publication:Published online before print May 7, 2010, doi: 10.1096/fj.10-160911 September 2010 The FASEB Journal vol. 24 no. 9 3580-3589
Link:IFN a 2a prospec publication

2.Title: Differential involvement of 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B/1D receptor in human IFN a-induced immobility
Publication:   Arzneimittel-Forschung  60.3 (2009): 109-115.
Link:  IFN-Alpha 2a prospec publication

Safety Data Sheet


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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