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I2644 Sigma-Aldrich

Interleukin-2 human

IL-2, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, lyophilized powder, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: IL-2, Interleukin-2, T-cell growth factor, hIL-2

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Description

General description

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an α-helical cytokine belonging to T-helper cell type 1. It has a molecular weight of 15kDa. The IL2 gene is mapped to human chromosome 4q27. IL-2 is originally called as T cell growth factor.

Application

Interleukin-2 human has been used:
• in the stimulation of natural killer cells
• to study its ability to stimulate lymphocyte growth and prevent apoptosis
• as an antigen in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), to analyse the human autoantibody reactivities in health and in type 1 diabetes mellitus

Packaging

10 μg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is essential for proliferation of natural killer (NK) cells, lymphocytes and macrophages. It plays a key role in the immune system functions such as NK cell-stimulated immune responses. IL-2 also mediates the essential functions of regulatory T cells. It is implicated in autoimmune disease. IL-2 is associated with apoptosis and thus, possesses antitumor response. It mediates CD41+ T-cells differentiation into T-helper cell 1 and 2 effector subsets, preventing T-helper 17 differentiation.

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, 0.2 μm filtered, no additives.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of murine CTLL-2 cells.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.
Where can I find information on the specific activity of Product I2644, Interleukin-2 human - recombinant?
The EC50 has been determined by dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of murine CTLL-2 cells.You can find the lot specific value for the EC50 of this product on the Certificate of Analysis.Certificates of Analysis can be viewed on our website by entering the lot number on the product detail page (for I2644).
Is Product I2644, Interleukin-2 human - recombinant, endotoxin tested?
Yes, the endotoxin levels are reported on the Certificate of Analysis.Certificates of Analysis can be viewed on our website by entering the lot number on the product page (for I2644).
How can I convert the EC50 ofinterleukin from ng/mL to units/mL when using Product I2644, Interleukin-2 human - recombinant?
The specific activity in Units/mg = 1 × 106 / ED50 (in ng/ml).
How should I dissolve Product I2644, Interleukin-2 human - recombinant?
Reconstitute the contents of the vial using 100 mM acetic acid to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffers.
How should solutions ofProduct I2644, Interleukin-2 human - recombinant, be stored?
Interleukin solutions can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, freeze at -20°C in working aliquots to avoid freezing and thawing.
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