I1646 Sigma

Interleukin-3 human

IL-3, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, lyophilized powder, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: IL-3, hIL-3



Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of human TF-1 cells.

Physical form

Lyophilized with no additives. Sterile filtered through a 0.2 μm filter.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a multifunctional protein, originally called colony forming unit-stimulating activity (CFU-SA), and is produced by activated T lymphocytes. IL-3 supports the formation of multilineage colonies in the early development of multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cells. IL-3 has been shown to induce colony formation of macrophages, neutrophils, mast cells, and megakaryocytes from agar-suspended bone marrow cells. IL-3 also interacts with IL-2 to stimulate growth of T lymphocytes and to induce IgG secretion from activated B cells. Other synonyms for IL-3 include pan-specific hemopoietin, multicolony stimulating factor, mast cell growth factor, burst promoting activity, histamine-producing cell stimulating factor, P cell stimulating factor, and WEHI-3 factor.

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
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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


Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Reprogramming Protocols

Introduction Methods     Reprogramming of Human Fibroblasts using Non-Integrating Self-Replicating RNA Vectors     Reprogramming of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) using STEMCCA Lentiviral...
Keywords: Apoptosis, Cell culture, Culture media, Gene expression, Growth factors, Immunocytochemistry, Polymerase chain reaction, Respiratory, Transduction, Transfection

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