Interleukin-5, B-cell differentiation Factor
human, recombinant, E. coli
For in vitro use only!
Shipping: shipped at ambient temperature
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Shelf Life: 12 months
Molecular Weight: 26.5 kDa
Accession number: P05113
Accession number: P05113
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE, RP-HPLC)
Solubility: It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilised IL-5 in bidest H2O not less than 100 μg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Activity: ED50: < 0.15 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of 1.3 x 106 IU/mg, determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of TF-1 cells.
In humans, interleukin-5 (IL-5) acts only on eosinophils and basophils, in which it causes maturation, growth, activation, and survival. Several allergic diseases, such as nasal rhinitis, nasal polyps, asthma, idiopathic eosinophilic syndromes, and atopic dermatitis, have prominent inflammatory components that are characterized by pronounced eosinophilic infiltration. Recombinant human IL-5 produced in E. coli is a dimeric, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 132 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 26.522 kDa. IL-5 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Endotoxin: Less than 0.1 ng/μg (IEU/μg) of IL-5.
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