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 Rat IL-6 is a 21.7 kDa protein containing 188 amino acid residues.
26 kDa protein, IFN-beta2, B cell differentiation factor (BCDF), BSF-2, HPGF, HSF, MGI-2
MFPTSQVRRG DFTEDTTHNR PVYTTSQVGG LITYVLREIL EMRKELCNGN SDCMNSDDAL SENNLKLPEI QRNDGCFQTG YNQEICLLKI CSGLLEFRFY LEFVKNNLQD NKKDKARVIQ SNTETLVHIF KQEIKDSYKI VLPTPTSNAL LMEKLESQKE WLRTKTIQLI LKALEEFLKV TMRSTRQT
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of IL-6-dependent murine 7TD1 cells is < 0.01 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1 x 108 units/mg.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Endotoxin level is < 0.1 ng/ug of protein (< 1 EU/ug)
1mg will be provided as 2x500μg.
Not for human use.