Recombinant Human IL-31 is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 141 amino acids. Background: Human IL-31 gene is located on Chr.12. It expresses the IL-31 protein at low levels in the type 2 helper T cells, which exist in testis, bone marrow, skeletal muscle, kidney, colon, thymus, small intestine and trachea. This protein shares several structural and functional characteristics with IL-6, Oncostatin M, LIF, and Cardiotrophin-1. IL-31 signals through IL-31 receptor A and oncostatin M receptor subunits and can activate STAT3 through receptors and maybe involve in skin immunity. It regulated immune responses have been implicated in skin physiology and inflammatory skin diseases. Human IL-31 shares 24 % a.a. sequence identity in the mature protein with mouse IL-31.
Lyophilized from a 0.2μm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH7.4.
>97 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The specific activity is determined by inducing STAT3 activation using human U-87 MG cells. 5 ng/mL of rHuIL-31 can effectively induce STAT3 activation.
Less than 1EU/μg of rHuIL-31 as determined by LAL method.
Amino Acid Sequence:
SHTLPVRLLR PSDDVQKIVE ELQSLSKMLL KDVEEEKGVL VSQNYTLPCL SPDAQPPNNI HSPAIRAYLK TIRQLDNKSV IDEIIEHLDK LIFQDAPETN ISVPTDTHEC KRFILTISQQ FSECMDLALK SLTSGAQQAT T
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.
Stable at 2-8°C, but best kept desiccated -20°C. Upon reconstitution, stable for up to 1 week at 2-8°C. For longer term, store in working aliquots below -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.