CT-1 is a member of the IL-6 family of cytokines which also includes LIF, CNTF, OSM (Oncostatin M), IL-11, IL-6 and possibly NNT-1/BCSF-3. CT-1 is a pleiotropic cytokine which is expressed in various tissues including the adult heart, skeletal muscle, ovary, colon, prostate and fetal lung, and signals through the LIF receptor and the gp130 receptor subunit. CT-1 has the ability to induce cardiac myocyte hypertrophy, and enhances the survival of cardiomyocyte and different neuronal populations. Biologically active human CT-1 is synthesized as a 201 amino acid polypeptide lacking a hydrophobic N-terminal secretion signal sequence. Recombinant Human CT-1 is a 21.1 kDa protein consisting of 200 amino acid residues.
SRREGSLEDP QTDSSVSLLP HLEAKIRQTH SLAHLLTKYA EQLLQEYVQL QGDPFGLPSF SPPRLPVAGL SAPAPSHAGL PVHERLRLDA AALAALPPLL DAVCRRQAEL NPRAPRLLRR LEDAARQARA LGAAVEALLA ALGAANRGPR AEPPAATASA ASATGVFPAK VLGLRVCGLY REWLSRTEGD LGQLLPGGSA
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent proliferation of TF-1 cells was ≤ 1.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 106 units/mg.
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Not for human use.