IL-16 is a CD8+ T cell-derived cytokine that induces chemotaxis of CD4+ T cells, CD4+ monocytes, and eosinophils. Analysis by gel filtration suggests that, under physiological conditions, hIL-16 exists predominantly as a noncovalently linked multimer, but that some IL-16 may exist as a monomer. However, only the multimeric form appears to possess chemotactic activity, suggesting that receptor cross-linking may be required for activity. IL-16 also induces expression of IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) and MHC class II molecules on CD4 + T cells. Human and murine IL-16 show significant cross-species reactivity. Recombinant Human IL-16 is a 13.3 kDa protein consisting of 129 amino acid residues.
LCF (Lymphocyte Chemoattractant Factor)
PDLNSSTDSA ASASAASDVS VESTAEATVC TVTLEKMSAG LGFSLEGGKG SLHGDKPLTI NRIFKGAASE QSETVQPGDE ILQLGGTAMQ GLTRFEAWNI IKALPDGPVT IVIRRKSLQS KETTAAGDS
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to chemoattract human CD4+ T lymphocytes using a concentration range of 1.0-100.0 ng/ml.
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