Produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation, this protein is required for T-cell proliferation and other activities crucial to regulation of the immune response. Can stimulate B-cells, monocytes, lymphokine-activated killer cells, natural killer cells, and glioma cells. (www.uniprot.org) Produced in E.coli. Single, non-glycosylated mutein (variant form) of human IL-2 polypeptide chain containing 134 amino acids. The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependant stimulation of murine CTLL-2 cells is < 0.0645 ng/ml.
Introduction IL2 is a secreted cytokine that is important for the proliferation of T and B lymphocytes. The receptor of this cytokine is a heterotrimeric protein complex whose gamma chain is also shared by interleukin 4 (IL4) and interleukin 7 (IL7). The expression of this gene in mature thymocytes is monoallelic, which represents an unusual regulatory mode for controlling the precise expression of a single gene. The targeted disruption of a similar gene in mice leads to ulcerative colitis-like disease, which suggests an essential role of this gene in the immune response to antigenic stimuli.
Description Interleukin-2 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated mutein (variant form) of human IL-2 polypeptide chain containing 134 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 15517 Dalton. Our Interleukin -2 has an Ser substitute for Cysteine at position 126. The IL-2 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Source Escherichia Coli.
Physical Appearance Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation The protein (1.1mg/ml) was lyophilized after extensive dialysis against 0.17mg sodium monobasic & 0.89mg dibasic sodium phosphate buffer to a pH=7.5.
Solubility It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interleukin 2 in sterile 20mM AcOH not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Stability Lyophilized Interleukin-2 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IL2 should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Purity Greater than 98.0% as determined by: (a) Analysis by RP-HPLC. (b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.
Amino acid sequence The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Met-Ala-Pro-Thr-Ser.
Biological Activity The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependant stimulation of murine CTLL-2 cells is < 0.0645 ng/ml, corresponding to a Specific Activity of 15,500,000IU/mg.
Protein content Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods 1. UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.614 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics).
2. Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of IL-2 as a Reference Standard.