Recombinant Human IL11 was produced in E. coli using non-animal reagents in an animal-free facility under cGMP guidelines.
Interleukin-11 (IL-11) is encoded by the IL11 gene and is a member of IL-6 superfamily, distinguished based on their use of the common co-receptor gp130. It is a multifunctional cytokine first isolated from bone marrow-derived stromal cells. IL-11 receptor activation requires formation of a complex of two IL-11 molecules with two molecules of the ligand-binding IL-11Rα subunit and two molecules of the expressed cell signaling β subunit, gp130. The functions of IL-11 are that it directly stimulates the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte progenitor cells, and induces megakaryocyte maturation resulting in increased platelet production.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered concentrated solution in PBS, pH 7.4.
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay using murine B9-11 cells is less than 1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 × 10^6 IU/mg.
Approximately 19.1 kDa, a single non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 179 amino acids.
Less than 1 EU/µg of rHuIL-11 as determined by LAL method.
> 95 % by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8 centigrade, but should be kept at -20 centigrade for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is stable for up to one week at 2-8 centigrade. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20 centigrade to -70 centigrade. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
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 centigrade. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.
Our GMP proteins are produced according to relevant sections of the following documents: WHO TRS, No. 822, 1992 Annex 1, Good Manufacturing Practices for Biological Products; USP Chapter 1043, Ancillary Materials for Cell, Gene and Tissue-Engineered Products and USP Chapter 92, Growth Factors and Cytokines Used in Cell Therapy Manufacturing.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the recommended temperature.