Cat. #:101-36B
Recombinant Human Interleukin-36 alpha, 153a.a.
rHuIL-36α, 153a.a.
Technical Parameters
SynonymsFIL1 epsilon, IL-1 epsilon, IL-1F6, IL-1H1
Source Escherichia coli.
Molecular Weight Approximately 17.1 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 153 amino acids.
Purity > 95 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Biological Activity Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by inducing IL-8 secretion in human preadipocytes is less than 10 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 105 IU/mg.
Physical Appearance Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered concentrated solution in 20 mM Tris, 300 mM NaCl, pH 8.0, 0.1 % Tween 80.
Endotoxin Less than 1 EU/μg of rHuIL-36α, 153a.a. as determined by LAL method.
Reconstitution We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1 % BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at ≤ -20°C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Usage This material is offered by Shanghai PrimeGene Bio-Tech for research, laboratory or further evaluation purposes. NOT FOR HUMAN USE.
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BackgroundInterleukin-36 (IL-36) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine which plays an important role in the pathophysiology of several diseases. IL-36α, IL-36β, and IL-36γ (formerly IL-1F6, IL-1F8, and IL-1F9) are IL-1 family members that signal through the IL-1 receptor family members IL-1Rrp2 (IL-1RL2) and IL-1RAcP. Studies showed IL-36α is mainly found in skin and lymphoid tissues, but also in fetal brain, trachea, stomach and intestine. Notably, IL-36 alpha is the only novel IL-1 family member expressed on T-cells. Recombinant human interleukin-36 alpha (153 a.a.) contains 153 amino acids residues which is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide and it shares 57 – 68 % a.a. sequence identity with mouse, rabbit, equine and bovine IL-36α and 27 – 57 % a.a. sequence identity with other novel IL-1 family members.