Interleukin-2 human

recombinant, expressed in Pichia pastoris, suitable for cell culture

T-cell growth factor, Interleukin-2, IL-2
MDL number:

Quality Level

biological source



expressed in Pichia pastoris


≥98% (SDS-PAGE and HPLC)


lyophilized powder

mol wt

predicted mol wt ~15 kDa


pkg of 10KU


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... IL2(3558)

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Interleukin-2 human has been used to assess changes in tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1). It has also been used in TNFR2 expression on Tregs.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Interleukin 2 (IL2) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine. It consists of three subunits, in which the β subunit is important for receptor mediated signaling. IL2 enhances the development of T regulatory cells and plays a crucial role in antitumor immunity.
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an immunomodulatory factor produced by certain subsets of T lymphocytes. This lympho­kine promotes long term growth of acti­vated T cells and related cell types. IL-2 plays a role in the activation and proliferation of NK cells, induces γ-inter­feron and B cell growth factor secretion, and modulates the expression of the IL-2 receptor.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in 50 mM sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, containing 0.1% human serum albumin per 0.1 mL of cytokine.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is tested in a cell proliferation assay using an IL-2 dependent murine cytotoxic T cell line, CTLL-2.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

TNFR1 and TNFR2 expression and induction on human Treg cells from type 1 diabetic subjects
Heinrich M, et al.
Antibodies, 4(1), 34-47 (2015)
Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the interleukin 2 gene are associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. The possible involvement of Helicobacter pylori
Melchiade, et al.
Cytokine, 96 (2017)
The main function of IL-2 is to promote the development of T regulatory cells
Malek, Th, et al.
Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 74(6) (2003)
The IL-2 receptor complex: its structure, function, and target genes
Minami, Y, et al.
Annual Review of Immunology, 11(1) (1993)
Denise L Cecil et al.
Cancer research, 74(10), 2710-2718 (2014-04-30)
Immunization against self-tumor antigens can induce T-regulatory cells, which inhibit proliferation of type I CD4(+) T-helper (TH1) and CD8(+) cytotoxic T cells. Type I T cells are required for potent antitumor immunity. We questioned whether immunosuppressive epitopes could be identified...

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