IL-12 is an interleukin that is naturally produced by dendritic cells, macrophages, neutrophils, and human B-lymphoblastoid cells (NC-37) in response to antigenic stimulation. IL-12 is composed of a bundle of four alpha helices. It is a heterodimeric cytokine encoded by two separate genes, IL-12A (p35) and IL-12B (p40).
p35 Subunit: RNLPVATPDP GMFPCLHHSQ NLLRAVSNML QKARQTLEFY PCTSEEIDHE DITKDKTSTV EACLPLELTK NESCLNSRET SFITNGSCLA SRKTSFMMAL CLSSIYEDLK MYQVEFKTMN AKLLMDPKRQ IFLDQNMLAV IDELMQALNF NSETVPQKSS LEEPDFYKTK IKLCILLHAF RIRAVTIDRV MSYLNAS p40 Subunit: IWELKKDVYV VELDWYPDAP GEMVVLTCDT PEEDGITWTL DQSSEVLGSG KTLTIQVKEF GDAGQYTCHK GGEVLSHSLL LLHKKEDGIW STDILKDQKE PKNKTFLRCE AKNYSGRFTC WWLTTISTDL TFSVKSSRGS SDPQGVTCGA ATLSAERVRG DNKEYEYSVE CQEDSACPAA EESLPIEVMV DAVHKLKYEN YTSSFFIRDI IKPDPPKNLQ LKPLKNSRQV EVSWEYPDTW STPHSYFSLT FCVQVQGKSK REKKDRVFTD KTSATVICRK NASISVRAQD RYYSSSWSEW ASVPCS
Approximately 75 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 197 amino acids
5μg, 100μg, 500μg, 1000μg
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using PHA-activated human T lymphoblasts is less than 0.05 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2.0 ×107 IU/mg.
We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged prior to opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1 % BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Stock solutions should be apportioned into working aliquots and stored at ≤ -20 °C. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
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Store lyophilized cytokine at -20°C to -80°C.
Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
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