Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is a pleiotropic cytokine that regulates diverse T and B cell responses including cell proliferation; survival and gene expression. IL-4 is produced by mast cells; T cells; and bone marrow stromal cells. IL-4 regulates the differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into helper Th2 cells; characterized by their cytokine-secretion profile that includes secretion of IL-4; IL-5; IL-6; IL-10; and IL-13; which favor a humoral immune response. Another dominant function of IL-4 is the regulation of immunoglobulin class switching to the IgG1 and IgE isotypes. Excessive IL-4 production by Th2 cells has been associated with elevated IgE production and allergic response.
Human Interleukin-4/IL-4 Recombinant Protein (RPES2483)
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using TF?1 human erythroleukemic cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.05-0.2 ng/ml.
<1.0 EU per µg as determined by the LAL method.
Recombinant Human Interleukin-4 is produced by our Mammalian expression system and the target gene encoding His25-Ser153 is expressed with a 6His tag at the C-terminus.
> 95 % as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
AP Mol Mass:
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution of PBS; pH7.4.
This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.
Stability and Storage:
Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80°C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8°C for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.