|Synonyms||(Ser-IL-8)72, GCP/IL-8 protein I, IL8/NAP1 form III, LYNAP, MDNCF-c, NAF|
|Molecular Weight||Approximately 8.4 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 72 amino acids.|
|AA Sequence||SAKELRCQCI KTYSKPFHPK FIKELRVIES GPHCANTEII VKLSDGRELC LDPKENWVQR VVEKFLKRAE NS|
|Purity||> 97 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.|
|Biological Activity||Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a chemotaxis bioassay using human CXCR2 transfected mouse BaF3 cells is less than 2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5.0 × 105 IU/mg.|
|Physical Appearance||Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.|
|Endotoxin||Less than 1 EU/µg of rHuIL-8, 72a.a./CXCL8 as determined by LAL method.|
|Reconstitution||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.|
|Stability & Storage||Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
|Usage||This material is offered by Shanghai PrimeGene Bio-Tech for research, laboratory or further evaluation purposes. NOT FOR HUMAN USE.|
|Reference||1. Modi WS, Dean M, Seuanez HN, et al. 1990. Hum Genet. 84:185-7.|
2. Wolff B, Burns AR, Middleton J, et al. 1998. J Exp Med. 188:1757-62.
3. Utgaard JO, Jahnsen FL, Bakka A, et al. 1998. J Exp Med. 188:1751-6.
4. Van Damme J, Rampart M, Conings R, et al. 1990. Eur J Immunol. 20:2113-8.
|Background||Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is encoded by the IL8 gene andproduced by macrophages and other cell types such as epithelial cells. It is also synthesized by endothelial cells, which store IL-8 in their storage vesicles. There are many receptors capable to bind IL-8, the most affinity to IL-8 are receptors CXCR1, and CXCR2. As a member of the CXC chemokine family, function of IL-8 is the induction of chemotaxis in its target cells, like neutrophil granulocytes, basophils, and T-cells. IL-8 (72a.a.) has a 5-10-fold higher activity on neutrophil activation, compared to IL-8 (77a.a.). IL-8 is often associated with inflammation and has been cited as a proinflammatory mediator in gingivitis and psoriasis.|