Mouse Recombinant IL-4

Interleukin 4
Catalog #
78047_C
Interleukin 4
From: 185 USD

Overview

Interleukin 4 (IL-4) is a type I cytokine produced by Th2 T cells, NK T cells, γ/δ T cells, eosinophils, mast cells, and activated basophils. IL-4 receptors are present on a number of cells, including hematopoietic, endothelial, epithelial, muscle, and brain tissues. IL-4 receptor engagement initiates signaling through the JAK/STAT pathway, and leads to the activation of PI3K and Ras/MAPK pathways (Nelms et al.). IL-4 plays a key role in immunoglobulin class switching in B cells and in regulating the differentiation of naïve T cells into T helper 2 (Th2) cells, while inhibiting Th1 differentiation. IL-4 acts together with tumor necrosis factor to stimulate expression of adhesion molecules on vascular endothelial cells and to downregulate expression of E-selectin, thus recruiting T cells and eosinophils to the site of inflammation (Nelms et al.).
Subtype
Cytokines
Alternative Names
B cell stimulating factor, BCDF, BCGF, BSF-1, Interleukin-4
Cell Type
B Cells, Dendritic Cells, Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Myeloid Cells, Neurons, T Cells
Species
Mouse
Area of Interest
Immunology, Neuroscience, Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight
13.7 kDa
Purity
≥ 95%

Scientific Resources

Product Documentation

Document Type Product Name Catalog # Lot # Language
Document Type
Product Information Sheet
Product Name
Mouse Recombinant IL-4
Catalog #
78047, 78047.1
Lot #
All
Language
English
Document Type
Safety Data Sheet
Product Name
Mouse Recombinant IL-4
Catalog #
78047, 78047.1
Lot #
All
Language
English

Educational Materials (3)

Brochure
Tools For Your Immunology Research
Brochure
Cytokines, Chemokines and Growth Factors
Wallchart
Human Immune Cytokines

Data and Publications

Data

(A) The biological activity of Mouse Recombinant IL-4 was tested by its ability to promote the proliferation of HT-2 cells. Cell proliferation was measured after 67 hours of culture using a fluorometric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the growth factor at which cell proliferation is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the above example is 3.8 - 5.7 ng/mL.
(B) 1 μg of Mouse Recombinant IL-4 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining. Mouse Recombinant IL-4 has a predicted molecular mass of 13.7 kDa.

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