Interleukin-11 (IL-11) is encoded by the IL11 gene and is a member of IL-6 superfamily, distinguished based on their use of the common co-receptor gp130. It is a multifunctional cytokine first isolated from bone marrow-derived stromal cells. IL-11 receptor activation requires formation of a complex of two IL-11 molecules with two molecules of the ligand-binding IL-11 Rα subunit and two molecules of the expressed cell signaling β subunit, gp130. The functions of IL-11 are that it directly stimulates the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte progenitor cells, and induces megakaryocyte maturation resulting in increased platelet production.
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.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.
This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8°C, but should be kept at -20°C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is stable for up to one week at 2-8°C. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20°C to -70°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Approximately 19.1 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 179 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of IL-11 as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine B9-11 cells is less than 1 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 106 IU/mg.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
MPGPPPGPPR VSPDPRAELD STVLLTRSLL ADTRQLAAQL RDKFPADGDH NLDSLPTLAM SAGALGALQL PGVLTRLRAD LLSYLRHVQW LRRAGGSSLK TLEPELGTLQ ARLDRLLRRL QLLMSRLALP QPPPDPPAPP LAPPSSAWGG IRAAHAILGG LHLTLDWAVR GLLLLKTRL
> 95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.