Interleukin-2 is a protein that has a variety of immunologic functions, the most notable being the ability of IL-2 to promote the proliferation and maturation of activated T cells. A comparison of the amino acid sequences of human and murine IL-2 shows an approximately 60% sequence similarity, and human sequence IL-2 has been found to be active on murine cell lines. Some of the biological activities attributed to IL-2 include: induction of secretion of interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factors -α and -β from peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulation of the rate of synthesis of c-myc RNA and transferrin receptor activation of neutrophils stimulation of proliferation and maturation of activated helper T cells stimulation of proliferation of activated and natural killer cells and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, as well as enhancement of the ability of these cytotoxic lymphocytes to kill target cells induction of the expression of IL-2 receptors on T cells stimulation of proliferation of antibody-producing B cells
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 6.0.
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 15.4 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 133 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of IL-2 as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine CTLL-2 cells is less than 0.1 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 107 IU/mg.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
APTSSSTKKT QLQLEHLLLD LQMILNGINN YKNPKLTRML TFKFYMPKKA TELKHLQCLE EELKPLEEVL NLAQSKNFHL RPRDLISNIN VIVLELKGSE TTFMCEYADE TATIVEFLNR WITFCQSIIS TLT
> 97% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.