Recombinant human IL6 protein (ab73197)

Overview

Description

  • Nature
    Recombinant
  • Source
    Escherichia coli
  • Amino Acid Sequence
    • Species
      Human
    • Sequence
      The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Met-Pro-Val-Pro-Pro.
    • Amino acids
      30 to 212

Specifications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab73197 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

  • Biological activity

    The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependant stimulation of murine 7TD1 cells is less than 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to the specific activity of 1.0 x 10,000,000 Units per mg.

  • Applications

    SDS-PAGE

    Functional Studies

  • Purity
    > 95 % SDS-PAGE.
    Purity is greater than 97.0% as determined by analysis by RP-HPLC and SDS-PAGE. ab73197 was purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
  • Form
    Lyophilised
  • Additional notes
    For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Store at -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein on reconstitution (0.1% HSA or BSA).

    Preservative: None
    Constituents: PBS, pH 7.4

    This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.

  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute in sterile 18MOhm/cm water to not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

General Info

  • Alternative names
    • Interleukin BSF 2
    • B cell differentiation factor
    • B cell stimulatory factor 2
    • B-cell stimulatory factor 2
    • BSF 2
    • BSF-2
    • BSF2
    • CDF
    • CTL differentiation factor
    • Hepatocyte stimulatory factor
    • HGF
    • HSF
    • Hybridoma growth factor
    • Hybridoma growth factor Interferon beta-2
    • IFN-beta-2
    • IFNB2
    • IL 6
    • IL-6
    • IL6
    • IL6_HUMAN
    • Interferon beta 2
    • Interferon beta-2
    • Interleukin 6
    • Interleukin 6 (interferon beta 2)
    • Interleukin BSF 2
    • Interleukin-6
    see all
  • Function
    Cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance.
  • Involvement in disease
    Genetic variations in IL6 are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile (RASJ) [MIM:604302]. An inflammatory articular disorder with systemic-onset beginning before the age of 16. It represents a subgroup of juvenile arthritis associated with severe extraarticular features and occasionally fatal complications. During active phases of the disorder, patients display a typical daily spiking fever, an evanescent macular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, myalgia and arthritis.
    Note=A IL6 promoter polymorphism is associated with a lifetime risk of development of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV-infected men.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    N- and O-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted.
  • Information by UniProt

References

ab73197 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

Customer reviews and Q&As

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