The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
The activity is determined by a proliferation assay using MC-9 cells and is typically less than 0.2 ng/mL.
% SDS-PAGE. Protein content and purity determined by HPLC, reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE, UV spectroscopy at 280 nm.
This product is produced with no animal-derived raw products, animal free equipment and animal free protocols.
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Preparation and Storage
Stability and Storage
Shipped at 4°C. Store at -20°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein on reconstitution (0.1% HSA or BSA).
This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.
Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water at a concentration of 0.1 mg/mL, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions. Reconstituted material should be aliquoted and frozen at -20°C.
B cell growth factor 1
B cell IgG differentiation factor
B Cell Stimulatory Factor 1
B-cell stimulatory factor 1
IGG1 induction factor
Interleukin 4 variant 2
Interleukin 4, isoform 1
Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1
Participates in at least several B-cell activation processes as well as of other cell types. It is a costimulator of DNA-synthesis. It induces the expression of class II MHC molecules on resting B-cells. It enhances both secretion and cell surface expression of IgE and IgG1. It also regulates the expression of the low affinity Fc receptor for IgE (CD23) on both lymphocytes and monocytes.
Involvement in disease
Genetic variations in IL4 may be a cause of susceptibility to ischemic stroke (ISCHSTR) [MIM:601367]; also known as cerebrovascular accident or cerebral infarction. A stroke is an acute neurologic event leading to death of neural tissue of the brain and resulting in loss of motor, sensory and/or cognitive function. Ischemic strokes, resulting from vascular occlusion, is considered to be a highly complex disease consisting of a group of heterogeneous disorders with multiple genetic and environmental risk factors.