BACKGROUND Interleukin-17A (IL-17A), also known as CTLA-8, is a pro-inflammatory cytokine member of a six-species family of proteins (IL-17A-17F).
Sterile Filtered white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Recombinant rat IL-17A is lyophilized from 10 mM Sodium Citrate, pH 3.0.
Lyophilized product is very stable at -20°C. Reconstituted material should be aliquoted and frozen at -20°C. It is recommended that a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA) is added for long term storage.
Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water at a concentration of 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.
Protein Content and Purity determined by:
UV spectroscopy at 280 nm.
RP-HPLC calibrated against a known standard.
Quantitation against a known standard via reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE gels.
Endotoxin level, as measured by LAL analysis, is <0.01ng/ug or <0.1EU/ug.
The activity is determined by the dose-dependent induction of IL-6 production in cultured mouse NIH 3T3 fibroblasts and is typically 1-2 ng/mL.
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