IL-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine that plays an important role in host defense by regulating immune and inflammatory responses. Produced by T cells, monocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and keratinocytes, IL-6 has diverse biological functions. It stimulates B cell differentiation and antibody production, synergizes with IL-3 in megakaryocyte development and platelet production, induces expression of hepatic acute-phase proteins, and regulates bone metabolism. IL-6 signals through the IL-6 receptor system that consists of two chains, IL-6R α and gp130. Murine IL-6 is inactive on human cells, while both human and murine are equally active on murine cells. Recombinant Murine IL-6 is a 21.7 kDa protein containing 188 amino acid residues.
26 kDa protein, IFN-b2, B cell differentiation factor (BCDF), BSF-2, HPGF, HSF, MGI-2
MFPTSQVRRG DFTEDTTPNR PVYTTSQVGG LITHVLWEIV EMRKELCNGN SDCMNNDDAL AENNLKLPEI QRNDGCYQTG YNQEICLLKI SSGLLEYHSY LEYMKNNLKD NKKDKARVLQ RDTETLIHIF NQEVKDLHKI VLPTPISNAL LTDKLESQKE WLRTKTIQFI LKSLEEFLKV TLRSTRQT
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of mouse B9 cells. This product has been tested against the WHO standard. International Unit information can be found here.
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Not for human use.