IL-3 is a hematopoietic growth factor that promotes the survival, differentiation and proliferation of committed progenitor cells of the megakaryocyte, granulocyte-macrophage, erythroid, eosinophil, basophil and mast cell lineages. Produced by T cells, mast cells and eosinophils, IL-3 enhances thrombopoiesis, phagocytosis, and antibody-mediated cellular cytotoxicity. Its ability to activate monocytes suggests that IL-3 may have additional immunoregulatory roles. Many of the IL-3 activities depend upon co-stimulation with other cytokines. IL-3 is a species-specific, variably glycosylated cytokine. Recombinant Rat IL-3β is a 16.3 kDa globular protein containing 144 amino acid residues.
MCGF (Mast cell growth factor), Multi-CSF, HCGF, P-cell stimulation factor
MISDRGSDAH HLLRTLDCRT IALEILVKLP YPQVSGLNNS DDKANLRNST LRRVNLDEFL KSQEEFDSQD TTDIKSKLQK LKCCIPAAAS DSVLPGVYNK DLDDFKKKLR FYVIHLKDLQ PVSVSRPPQP TSSSDNFRPM TVEC
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of thymidine uptake by murine MC-9 cells is ≤ 10 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 105 units/mg.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.