IL-3, human, recombinant

CATALOG NUMBER

01-AA090

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

MCGF (Mast cell growth factor), Multi-CSF, HCGF, P-cell stimulation factor

DESCRIPTION

IL-3 (Interleukin-3, Hematopoietic growth factor, Mast cell growth factor), a pleiotropic growth factor, is mainly produced by activated T-cells, but is also produced by keratinocytes, NK-cells, mast cells, endothelial cells and monocytes.  IL-3 promotes proliferation and differentiation of various hematopietic cell types, including pluripotent stem cells and more committed progenitors.  IL-3 also affects activity of mature hematopoietic cells and often functions in combination with other cytokines.  Human IL-3 is species-specific and shows no biological activity on murine cells.  Recombinant human IL-3 is a 17 kDa globular protein consisting of 133 amino acid residues. 

SOURCE

ISOkine™ recombinant human IL-3 is produced in the endosperm tissue of barley grain (Hordeum vulgare).

FORMULATION

Sterile filtered through a 0.2 µm filter. Lyophilized from PBS, pH 7.2

PURITY

Greater than 95% by SDS-PAGE gel analysis.

RECONSTITUTION

Note: Always centrifuge the vial before opening. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized protein in sterile water to a concentration of no less than 100 µg/ml. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).

STABILITY

The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for few weeks, is best stored at -20°C. Reconstituted protein should be used immediately or stored in working aliquots at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

Each batch of ISOkine™ growth factor is tested for bioactivity and verified to have comparable activity to a commercial source. The bioactivity of ISOkine™ recombinant human IL-3 was determined by its dose-dependent effects on the proliferation of TF-1 cells. The ED50 value for this effect is typically < 0.2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5 x 10e6 units/mg. Optimal concentration should be determined for specific applications and cell lines.

ENDOTOXIN LEVEL

Endotoxin level is less than 0.005ng per µg of ISOkine™ product (0.05EU/µg).

MAT assay

Purified ISOkine™ product carries no pyrogenic or pro-inflammatory contaminants, as assayed with monocyte activation test using Human 10-plex Cytokine Assay measuring IL-6, TNF-alpha and IL-1beta induction. Ref. The Blood Bank, University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland


MOLECULAR WEIGHT

Recombinant human IL-3 contains 133 amino acids and a 16 a.a. histidine-based tag for a total length of 149 a.a. and has a predicted molecular mass of 17.2 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the recombinant protein migrates with an apparent molecular mass of 20-23 kDa in SDS-PAGE

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