I2406 Sigma

Interleukin-11 human

>97% (SDS-PAGE), recombinant, expressed in baculovirus infected Sf21 cells, lyophilized powder, cell culture tested

Synonym: IL-11



Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured in a cell proliferation assay using T11, a subline of the IL-6-dependent murine plasmacytoma cell line T1165.85.2.1 that has been adapted to grow in IL-11.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Interleukin-11, also called adipogenesis inhibitory factor (AGIF), is a pleotropic cytokine that acts on hematopoietic progenitor cells and stromal cells. Although recombinant human IL-11 has a predicted molecular mass of 19 kDa, it migrates as a 23 kDa band in SDS-PAGE. It is a functional homolog of IL-6, inducing the proliferation of certain plasmacytoma cell lines and acute phase protein secretion in the liver. IL-11 stimulates the production of erythrocytes, megakaryocytes, and T cell development of antibody producing B cells.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of PBS and EDTA with BSA as a carrier protein.

Price and Availability

All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


Interleukin Family (IL)

The Interleukins comprise a disparate group of cytokines and growth factors that are produced by and released from leukocytes. Interleukin-1β (1L-1β) is released primarily from stimulated macrophages...
Jennifer Fries
BioFiles 2009, 4.5, 16.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Antitumor agents, Cancer, Cell proliferation, Gene expression, Growth factors, Transcription

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