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IF014 Sigma-Aldrich

Interferon-β Protein, Recombinant human

Recombinant Human Interferon Beta 1a (Hu-IFNbeta 1a).

Synonym: Fibroblast Interferon

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Quality Level   100
biological source   human
assay   ≥95% (one N-glycosylation site)
activity   3.99 x 108 U/mg
mfr. no.   Chemicon®
concentration   1 x 106 units/mL
application(s)   cell analysis: suitable (cell culture)
NCBI accession no.   NM_002176.2
UniProt accession no.   P01574
shipped in   dry ice


General description

Product Source: cDNA obtained from human fibroblast mRNA expressed in CHO cells.

Recombinant Human Interferon Beta 1a (Hu-IFNbeta 1a). Molecular weight is ~23 kDa.


Replaces: IF008

Physical form

Frozen liquid in 50 mM NaOAc, pH 5.5, containing 0.1% BSA.

Storage and Stability

After receipt, this product should be kept at -70°C or below for retention of full activity.
Thaw product vial by incubation cold tap water until just thawed. Thawed IFNβ should be
stored in working aliquots at -70°C for up to six months. Avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Refreezing should be done on dry ice or in a dry ice/alcohol bath. Further dilution of the
product should be in buffers containing protein such as 0.1% bovine serum albumin (BSA).

Analysis Note

Specific Activity: Determined by assaying inhibition of virus-induced cytopathic effect.In this antiviral assay for interferon, about 1 unit/ml of interferon is the quantity necessary to produce a cytopathic effect of 50%.The units are determined with respect to the international reference standard for human interferon beta (Hu-IFNbeta) provided by the National Institutes of Health.Unit of activity measured on VERO cells with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).


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