Name : IL-18 BP, Human

Product Concentration :

Background :
Interleukin-18 binding protein, also known as IL-18BP and tadekinig-alfa, is a secreted glycoprotein that contains an Ig-like C2-type domain. It is expressed in heart, lung, placenta and spleen. IL-18BP functions as an inhibitor of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-18. It binds to IL-18, prevents the binding of IL-18 to its receptor, and thus blocks IL-18-induced IFN-gamma production. The complete Ig domain has been shown to mediate the binding and neutralizing properties. IFN-gamma is able to upregulate the expression of IL-18BP, indicating that IL-18 activity is regulated by a feedback mechanism through IL-18BP.

Biological Activity :

expression system :

Tag :
IL-18 BP (Thr31-Gly194)Accession # O95998

Protein Accession No. :

Synonyms :
Tadekinig-alfa; IL18BP

Molecular Weight :
42~44 kDa, on SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.

Purity :
> 95% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE> 95% as analyzed by HPLC

Product Concentration :
Lyophilized after extensive dialysis against PBS.

Storage and Stability :
Upon receiving, this product remains stable for up to 6 months at lower than -70°C. Upon reconstitution, the product should be stable for up to 1 week at 4°C or up to 3 months at -20°C. For long term storage it is recommended that a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) be added. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

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