Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a hematopoietic growth factor that promotes the survival, differentiation and proliferation of committed progenitor cells of the megakaryocyte, granulocyte-macrophage, erythroid, eosinophil, basophil and mast cell lineages. Produced by T cells, mast cells and eosinophils, IL-3 enhances thrombopoieses, phagocytosis, and antibody-mediated cellular cytotoxicity. Its ability to activate monocytes suggests that IL-3 may have additional immunoregulatory roles. Many of the IL-3 activities depend upon co-stimulation with other cytokines. IL-3 is species-specific, variably glycosylated cytokine.
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 16.3 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 144 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/μg of IL-3β as determined by LAL method.
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The ED50 determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine M-NFS-60 cells is less than 10 ng/mL, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1 × 105 IU/mg.
Sterile filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
MISDRGSDAH HLLRTLDCRT IALEILVKLP YPQVSGLNNS DDKANLRNST LRRVNLDEFL KSQEEFDSQD TTDIKSKLQK LKCCIPAAAS DSVLPGVYNK DLDDFKKKLR FYVIHLKDLQ PVSVSRPPQP TSSSDNFRPM TVEC
> 95% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.