Pro-Interleukin-16; Interleukin-16; IL-16; Lymphocyte Chemoattractant Factor; LCF; IL16
Recombinant Human Interleukin-16 is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Met1-Ser130 is expressed.
E.coli expression system
Greater than 95% as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
|Formulation & Reconstitution||
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM PB, 150mM NaCl, pH 7.0.
|Storage & Shipping||
Lyophilized protein should be stored at < -20°C, though stable at room temperature for 3 weeks.Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-7°C for 2-7 days.Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.
Research use only
Interleukin-16 (IL-16) is a CD8+ T cell-derived cytokine that induces chemotaxis of CD4+ T cells and CD4+ monocytes and eosinophils. Analysis by gel filtration suggests that, under physiological conditions, human IL-16 exists predominantly as a noncovalently linked multimer, but that some IL-16 may exist as a monomer. However, only the multimeric form appears to possess chemotactic activity, suggesting that receptor cross-linking may be required for activity. IL-16 also induces expression of IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) and MHC class II molecules on CD4+ T cells. Human and murine IL-16 show significant cross-species reactivity.
Figure 1. Greater than 95% as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.