|Description||Interleukin-17A, (also known as CTLA-8) is a T cell-expressed pleiotropic cytokine that exhibits a high degree of homology to a protein encoded by the ORF13 gene of herpesvirus Saimiri. cDNA clones encoding IL-17 have been isolated from activated rat, mouse and human T cells. IL-17 represents a family of structurally-related cytokines that share a highly conserved C-terminal region but differ from one another in their N-terminal regions and in their distinct biological roles. The six known members of this family, IL-17A through IL-17F, are secreted as homodimers.
Recombinant murine IL-17A is a 15-20kDa glycosylated cytokine of 133 amino acid polypeptide chain that plays an important role in antimicrobial and chronic inflammation. IL-17 exhibits multiple biological activities on a variety of cells including the induction of IL-6 and IL-8 production in fibroblasts, the enhancement of surface expression of ICAM-1 in fibroblasts, activation of NF-κB and costimulation of T cell proliferation.
|Specific Activity||Measured by its ability to induce IL-1a, IL-4 and IL-6 production by primary mouse splenocytes.|
AAIIPQSSAC PNTEAKDFLQ NVKVNLKVFN SLGAKVSSRR
PSDYLNRSTS PWTLHRNEDP DRYPSVIWEA QCRHQRCVNA
EGKLDHHMNS VLIQQEILVL KREPESCPFT FRVEKMLVGV
|Measured Molecular Weight||15-22 kDa, observed by reducing SDS-PAGE.|
|Purity||> 95% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized after extensive dialysis against PBS.|
|Reconstitution||Reconstituted in ddH2O or PBS at 100 μg/ml.|
|Endotoxin Level||< 0.2 EU/μg, determined by LAL method.|
|Storage||Lyophilized recombinant Murine Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) remains stable up to 6 months at -80°C from date of receipt. Upon reconstitution, recombinant murine IL-17A should be stable up to 1 week at 4°C or up to 2 months at -20°C.|
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