Recombinant Human IL-11 is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 179 amino acids.
Background: Interleukin-11 (IL-11) is a pleiotropic cytokine that was originally detected in the conditioned medium of an IL-1α-stimulated primate bone marrow stromal cell line (PU-34) as a mitogen for the IL-6-responsive murine plasmacytoma cell line T1165. IL-11 was also independently discovered as an adipogenesis inhibitory factor (AGIF). The human IL-11 cDNA encodes a 199 amino acid residue precursor polypeptide with a 21 amino acid residue hydrophobic signal that is processed proteolytically to generate the 178 amino acid residue mature protein. IL-11 contains no cysteine residues or potential glycosylation sites.IL-11 has multiple effects on both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic cells. Many of the biological effects described for IL-11 overlap those for IL-6. In vitro, IL-11 can synergize with IL-3, IL-4 and SCF to shorten the G0 period of early hematopoietic progenitors. IL-11 also enhances the IL-3-dependent megakaryocyte colony formation. IL-11 has been found to stimulate the T cell dependent development of specific immunoglobulin-secreting B cell.
Lyophilized from a 0.2μm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.
>95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine B9-11 cells is less than 1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 106 IU/mg.
Less than 1EU/μg of rHuIL-11 as determined by LAL method.
Amino Acid Sequence:
MPGPPPGPPR VSPDPRAELD STVLLTRSLL ADTRQLAAQL RDKFPADGDH NLDSLPTLAM SAGALGALQL PGVLTRLRAD LLSYLRHVQW LRRAGGSSLK TLEPELGTLQ ARLDRLLRRL QLLMSRLALP QPPPDPPAPP LAPPSSAWGG IRAAHAILGG LHLTLDWAVR GLLLLKTRL
Centrifuge vial prior to opening. Add sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8°C, but should be kept at -20°C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is stable for up to one week at 2-8°C. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20°C to -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.