Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) is a naturally-occurring, inflammatory-inhibitor protein. It inhibits the activity of IL-1α and IL-1β by competitively blocking their binding to type I and type II receptors. IL-1RA is produced by corneal epithelial cells, monocytes, neutrophils, macrophages, and fibroblasts. Therapeutically, IL-1RA may help in the treatment of sepsis, cachexia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic myelogenous leukemia, asthma, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Recombinant Human IL-1RA is a 17.2 kDa protein consisting of 153 amino acid residues.
MRPSGRKSSK MQAFRIWDVN QKTFYLRNNQ LVAGYLQGPN VNLEEKIDVV PIEPHALFLG IHGGKMCLSC VKSGDETRLQ LEAVNITDLS ENRKQDKRFA FIRSDSGPTT SFESAACPGW FLCTAMEADQ PVSLTNMPDE GVMVTKFYFQ EDE
IL-1Ra, ICIL-1RA, IRAP, IL-1RN
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to inhibit the IL-1α stimulation of murine D10S cell. The expected ED50 is 20-40 ng/ml in the presence of 50 pg/ml of IL-1α.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Not for human use.