IL-2 is a powerful immunoregulatory lymphokine produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation. IL-2/IL-2R signaling is required for T-cell proliferation and other fundamental functions which are essential for the immune response. IL-2 stimulates growth and differentiation of B-cells, NK cells, lymphokine activated killer cells, monocytes, macrophages and oligodendrocytes.
Recombinant human IL-2 is a 15.5kDa protein, containing 134 amino acid residues including one intrachain disulfide bond.
Product Source: Protein is expressed in E.coli.
The protein is manufactured without the use of any animal products/reagents and is considered Animal-Free and can be used in protocols where possible transmisson of animal viruses and contamination must be avoided.
Stem Cell Research
Research Sub Category
Growth Factors & Receptors
Determined its its ability to stimulate the proliferation of mouse CTLL-2 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 10^7 units/mg.
Product is presented without additives and is filtered through a 0.2 micron filter before lyophilization.
Storage and Stability
Store at -20°C for up to 4 months from date of receipt Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
Reconstitute in 100mM Acetic Acid to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein and store in working aliquots at -20°C.
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