||Interleukin 13 receptor alpha 2, also known as IL13RA2 and CD213A2, binds IL13 with high affinity, but lacks cytoplasmic domain, and does not appear to function as a signal mediator. IL13RA2 serves as a dominant negative inhibitor or a decoy receptor for IL-13. IL-13Ralpha2 is a promising target for ovarian cancer therapy, and the soluble form of IL-13R may be a possible surrogate marker for disease monitoring. IL13RA2 signaling during prolonged inflammation is also an important therapeutic target for the prevention of TGF-beta(1)-mediated fibrosis.
||The predicted molecular weight of Recombinant Human IL-13 Rα2 is Mr 65 kDa. However, the actual molecular weight as observed by migration on SDS Page is Mr 74 kDa.
|State Of Matter:
||>90% by SDS Page and analyzed by silver stain.
||<1.0 EU/µg as determined by the LAL method.
|Storage And Stability:
||This lyophilized protein is stable for six to twelve months when stored desiccated at -20℃ to -70℃. After aseptic reconstitution, this protein may be stored at 2℃ to 8℃ for one month or at -20℃ to -70℃ in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles. See Product Insert for exact lot specific storage instructions.