Cat. #:GMP-101-03
Recombinant Human Interleukin-3 GMP
Technical Parameters
Source Escherichia coli.
Molecular Weight Approximately 15.0 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 133 amino acids.
Purity > 98 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Biological Activity Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using human TF-1 cells is less than 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 107 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, with 0.02 % Tween-20.
Endotoxin Less than 0.01 EU/µg of rHuIL-3 GMP 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 GMP product can be for research use or further manufacturing use.
Quality statement The manufacture and testing of this product is in compliance with ICH Q7a guidelines.
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BackgroundInterleukin-3 (IL-3) is an interleukin, a type of biological signal (cytokine) which is encoded by the IL-3 gene located on chromosome 5 and produced primarily by activated T cells beside human thymic epithelial cells, activated murine mast cells, murine keratinocytes and neurons/astrocytes. The protein acts in hematopoiesis by controlling the production, differentiation, and function of 2 related white cell populations of the blood, the granulocytes and the monocytes-macrophages. The human IL-3 reported to be a monomer, as it is known, contains 133 amino acids residues which is a single non-glycosylated polypeptide. Specifically, human and murine IL-3 share low homology and it does not show activity on murine cells.