Proteins of this family play an important role in inducing non-specific resistance against a broad range of viral infections. They also affect cell proliferation and modulate immune responses. Produced by peripheral blood leukocytes and lymphoblastoid cells, IFN-α is an acid-stable molecule that signals through IFN-α/βR, which is also used by IFN-β. Both IFNs have similar anti-viral activity and regulate expression of MHC class I antigens. IFN-α contains four highly conserved cysteine residues that form two disulfide bonds, one of which is necessary for biological activity. PeproTech’s Recombinant Human IFN-β is a 20.0 kDa protein containing 166 amino acid residues.
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Leukocyte interferon, B cell interferon, Type I interferon
MSYNLLGFLQ RSSNFQCQKL LWQLNGRLEY CLKDRMNFDI PEEIKQLQQF QKEDAALTIY EMLQNIFAIF RQDSSSTGWN ETIVENLLAN VYHQINHLKT VLEEKLEKED FTRGKLMSSL HLKRYYGRIL HYLKAKEYSH CAWTIVRVEI LRNFYFINRL TGYLRN
≥ 95% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of human TF-1 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 0.25 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 4 x 106 units/mg.