Mouse Interleukin-4 (IL-4)
Interleukin-4 (IL-4), also known as B cell-stimulatory factor-1, is a monomeric, approximately 13 kDa ‑ 18 kDa Th2 cytokine that shows pleiotropic effects during immune responses. It is a glycosylated polypeptide that contains three intrachain disulfide bridges and adopts a bundled four alpha -helix structure. IL-4 is primarily expressed by Th2-biased CD4+ T cells, mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils. It promotes cell proliferation, survival, and immunoglobulin class switch to IgG4 and IgE in human B cells, acquisition of the Th2 phenotype by naïve CD4+ T cells, priming and chemotaxis of mast cells, eosinophils, and basophils, and the proliferation and activation of epithelial cells.
Expressed in E.coli with total 145 AA. Mw: 16.65 kDa (calculated).
N-terminal 6xHis-tag and TEV cleavage site, 25 extra AA (highlighted).
Recombinant antigen for research use or manufacturing only.
AMINO ACID SEQUENCE
MSYYHHHHHH DYDIPTTENL YFQGAHIHGC DKNHLREIIG ILNEVTGEGT PCTEMDVPNVLTATKNTTES ELVCRASKVL RIFYLKHGKT PCLKKNSSVL MELQRLFRAF RCLDSSISCTMNESKSTSLK DFLESLKSIM QMDYS
Store lyophilized protein at –20°C. Aliquot reconstituted protein and store at –80°C. Avoid repeated freezing/thawing cycles.
Add deionized water to prepare a working stock solution of approximately 1 mg/mL and let thelyophilized pellet dissolves completely.
QUALITY CONTROL TEST
BCA to determine quantity of the protein.
SDS PAGE to determine purity of the protein.
Lyophilized at 1 mg/mL in NaCl 500mM, KCl 2.7mM, Na2HPO4 10mM, KH2PO4 1.8mM, pH 7.0.
ELISA and Western Blotting.