IL-1β is a proinflammatory cytokine produced in a variety of cells, including monocytes, tissue macrophages, keratinocytes, and other epithelial cells. Both IL-1α and IL-1β bind to the same receptor and have similar, if not identical, biological properties. These cytokines have a broad range of activities including the stimulation of thymocyte proliferation by inducing IL-2 release, B cell maturation and proliferation, mitogenic FGF-like activity, and the release of prostaglandin and collagenase from synovial cells. However, whereas IL-1β is a secreted cytokine, IL-1α is predominantly a cell-associated cytokine. Recombinant Human IL-1β is a 17.3 kDa protein containing 153 amino acid residues.
Manufactured using all Animal-Free reagents.
Catabolin, Lymphocyte-activating factor (LAF), Endogenous Pyrogen (EP), Leukocyte Endogenous Mediator (LEM), Mononuclear Cell Factor (MCF)
APVRSLNCTL RDSQQKSLVM SGPYELKALH LQGQDMEQQV VFSMSFVQGE ESNDKIPVAL GLKEKNLYLS CVLKDDKPTL QLESVDPKNY PKKKMEKRFV FNKIEINNKL EFESAQFPNW YISTSQAENM PVFLGGTKGG QDITDFTMQF VSS
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of mouse D10S cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 0.001 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 109 units/mg. This product has been tested against the WHO standard. International Unit information can be found here.
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Endotoxin level is < 0.01 ng/ug of protein (< 0.1 EU/ug)
Not for human use.