Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) is a member of the IL-1 family. Endogenous IL-1ra is produced in numerous animal disease models as well as in human autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. It binds to IL-1 receptors in competition with IL-1, but does not elicit intracellular response from this binding. Its role in counteracting the proinflammatory effects of IL-1 is being studied by numerous research groups. IL-4 and IL-13 have been shown to amplify the stimulatory effect of IL-1-beta on the production of soluble and intracellular forms of IL1-ra. The regulated expression of IL-1ra in various cell types has been shown to be influenced by cytokines. In synovial fibroblasts the synthesis of IL-1ra is markedly enhanced by IL-1, TNF-alpha, or PDGF.
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 17.1 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 152 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of IL-1RA as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by inhibiting IL-1α-dependent proliferation of murine D10S cells is less than 0.5 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 2.0 × 106 IU/mg in the presence of 50 pg/mL IL-1α.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
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> 96% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.