Recombinant Human IFNA2 protein
Recombinant Human IFNA2 was expressed in Yeast.
IFN-αs are proteins secreted by leukocyte. They are mainly involved in innate immune response against viral infection. The IFN-α family has 13 subtypes and 23 different variants. The individual proteins have molecular masses between 19-26 kDa and consist of proteins with lengths of 156-166 and 172 amino acids. All IFN-α subtypes possess a common conserved sequence region between amino acid positions 115-151 while the amino-terminal ends are variable. Many IFN-alpha subtypes differ in their sequences at only one or two positions. Naturally occurring variants also include proteins truncated by 10 amino acids at the carboxy-terminal end.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.02 % Tween-20.
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The specific activity determined by an anti-viral assay is no less than 1.6 × 10^8 IU/mg.
Approximately 19.3 kDa, a single polypeptide chain containing 165 amino acids.
165 amino acids
CDLPQTHSLG SRRTLMLLAQ MRRISLFSCL KDRHDFGFPQ EEFGNQFQKA ETIPVLHEMI QQIFNLFSTK DSSAAWDETL LDKFYTELYQ QLNDLEACVI QGVGVTETPL MKEDSILAVR KYFQRITLYL KEKKYSPCAW EVVRAEIMRS FSLSTNLQES LRSKE
Less than 0.1 EU/µg of rHuIFN-α2b, Yeast as determined by LAL method.
> 98 % 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.
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 centigrade. Further dilutions should be made in appropriate buffered solutions.