Growth Factors & Cytokines

Recombinant Human IL-13

Product Details

Catalog Number: 200-13
Description:

IL-13 is an immunoregulatory cytokine produced primarily by activated Th2 cells, and also by mast cells and NK cells.  Targeted deletion of IL-13 in mice resulted in impaired Th2 cell development and indicated an important role for IL-13 in the expulsion of gastrointestinal parasites.  IL-13 exerts anti-inflammatory effects on monocytes and macrophages and it inhibits the expression of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-8.  IL-13 has also been shown to enhance B cell proliferation and to induce isotype switching, resulting in increased production of IgE.  Blocking of IL-13 activity inhibits the pathophysiology of asthma.  Human and murine IL-13 are cross-species reactive.  Recombinant Human IL-13 is a 12.6 kDa protein consisting of 115 amino acid residues.

Source: E.coli

Synonyms: NC30 (Human), P600 (Murine)

AA Sequence: MSPGPVPPST ALRELIEELV NITQNQKAPL CNGSMVWSIN LTAGMYCAAL ESLINVSGCS AIEKTQRMLS GFCPHKVSAG QFSSLHVRDT KIEVAQFVKD LLLHLKKLFR EGRFN

Purity: Greater than 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.

Biological Activity: The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent proliferation of TF-1 cells was ≤ 1.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 106 units/mg.

Cross Reactivity:
Bacteria, Human, Leech, Monkey, Mouse, Pig
Research Interest

Country Of Origin: USA

Research Use Only: Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.