•Purity: >95% by SDS-PAGE
•Endotoxin Concentration: <0.1 ng/µg Activity: ED50 = 0.05-0.4 ng/mL
•Molecular Weight: 14.9 kDa
Reconstitution: Centrifuge the vial briefly, before opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute the lyophilized protein in sterile, deionized water to 0.1-1.0 mg/mL to regain full activity. Apportion the reconstituted protein into working aliquots and store at ≤-20°C. Make any further dilutions of the reconstituted protein in low endotoxin medium or buffered solution with FCS or tissue culture grade BSA.
Storage Store the lyophilized protein at 2-8°C, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, apportion into working aliquots and store at ≤-20°C (not in a frost-free freezer). Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is a pleiotropic, immune-modulatory cytokine produced by activated T cells, and serves as a ligand for interleukin 4 receptor. IL-4 has been found to have the broadest range of actions. The interleukin 4 receptor also binds to IL13, which may contribute to many overlapping functions of this cytokine and IL13. STAT6, a signal transducer and activator of transcription, has been shown to play an important role in mediating the immune regulatory signal of IL-4. The IL-4 gene, IL-3, IL-5, IL-13, and CSF2 form a cytokine gene cluster on chromosome 5q. In particular, IL-4 is located in close proximity to IL13 on the chromosome. Further, the IL-4 gene, IL13 and IL5 are found to be coordinated by several long-range regulatory elements over a 120 kilobase range on the chromosome. IL-4 delta 2 is a known splice variant of IL-4.
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Protein Aliases: B cell growth factor 1; B-cell stimulatory factor 1; B_cell stimulatory factor 1; Binetrakin; BSF-1; H-IL-4; IL-4; ILN; Interleukin; interleukin 4 variant 2; Interleukin-4; Interleukin4; Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1; M-IL-4; MGC79402; Pitrakinra
Gene Aliases: BCGF-1; BCGF1; BSF-1; BSF1; IL-4; IL4
UniProt ID: (Human) P05112
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3565