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IL-6 (human), (recombinant)

 
ALX-201-818-0020 20 µg 205.00 USD
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Product Specification

Alternative Name:Interleukin-6, IFN-β2, B-cell differentiation factor, BSF-2, HSF, MGI-2
 
MW:~21kDa
 
Source:Produced in E. coli. Non-glycosylated protein, containing 184 amino acids.
 
UniProt ID:P05231
 
Formulation:Lyophilized from 10mM acetic acid. Sterile filtered.
 
Purity:≥95% (Reducing and Non-reducing SDS-PAGE, UV spectroscopy at 280 nm)
 
Endotoxin Content:≤1 EU/μg protein measured by kinetic LAL analysis.
 
Appearance:White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
 
Biological Activity:The activity is determined by the dose-dependant stimulation of mouse 7TD1 cells which is typically observed at concentrations <1ng/ml.
 
Reconstitution:When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with 10 mM HCl at a concentration of 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.
 
Shipping:Ambient
 
Long Term Storage:-20°C
 
Use/Stability:It is recommended that a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA) is added for long term storage.
 
Handling:Centrifuge the vial before opening the cap. After reconstitution, prepare aliquots and store at -20°C.
 
Scientific Background:Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is an important pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine expressed by T cells, macrophages and muscle cells. IL-6 signals through a receptor complex containing two receptors, IL-6Rα and gp130. IL-6 has an important function in promoting fever and can serve to stimulate an immune response to trauma. IL-6 is often used for growth of hybridoma cell lines. Human IL-6 is active on mouse and rat cells.
 
ALX-201-818 Fig1
Figure 1: 1µg in each lane (-) non-reducing conditions and (+) reducing conditions in a 4-20% TRIS-Glycine gel, stained with Coomassie Blue. Human IL-6 has a predicted MW of 20.9 kDa.
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ALX-201-818 Fig1

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