IL-15 is an immunomodulating cytokine that stimulates the proliferation of T lymphocytes and shares many biological properties with IL-2. IL-15 exerts its biological activities primarily on T cells. It is also essential in the development, survival and activation of NK cells. Increased expression of IL-15 has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and diseases affiliated with retroviruses HIV and HTLV-I. Human IL-15 is biologically active on mouse cells as measured by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of mouse CTLL cells. Recombinant Human IL-15 is a 12.9 kDa protein consisting of 115 amino acid residues.
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≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of CTLL-2 cells was found to be ≤ 0.5 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 2 x 106 units/mg.
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