Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑7-induced proliferation in PHA-activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Yokota, T. et al. (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83:5894. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.5-1.5 µg/mL in the presence of 1.5 ng/mL Recombinant Mouse IL‑7.
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Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑7 and Neutralization by Mouse IL‑7 Antibody.
Recombinant Mouse IL‑7 (Catalog # 407-ML) stimulates proliferation in PHA-activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Mouse IL‑7 (1.5 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse IL‑7 Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AB-407-NA). The ND50 is typically 0.5-1.5 µg/mL.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 1 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
IL-7, previously known as pre-B cell growth factor and lymphopoietin-1, was originally purified on the basis of its ability to promote the proliferation of precursor B cells. It has now been shown that IL-7 can also stimulate the proliferation of thymocytes, T cell progenitors and mature CD4 + and CD8+ T cells. IL-7 can induce the formation of lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells as well as the development of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). IL-7 was also shown to induce the V(D)J rearrangement of the T cell receptor beta gene in mouse fetal thymocytes. Among myeloid lineage cells, IL-7 can up-regulate the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulate the tumorocidal activity of monocytes/macrophages. IL-7 is expressed by adherent stromal cells from various tissues.
Mouse IL-7 cDNA encodes a precursor protein of 154 amino residues containing a 25 amino acid residue signal peptide. Human IL-7 has approximately 65% amino acid sequence identity with mouse IL-7 and both proteins exhibit cross-species activity.
IL-7 bioactivities are mediated by the binding of IL-7 to functional high-affinity receptor complexes. The ligand binding subunit (IL-7 R) of the IL-7 receptor complex has been cloned from human and mouse sources. In addition to the membrane-anchored form of the IL-7 receptor, a human cDNA clone that encodes a soluble form of the IL-7 R has also been isolated. The gamma chain of the IL-2 receptor complex has been shown to be an essential component for IL-7 signal transduction. Both IL-7 R and IL-2 R gamma are members of the hematopoietin receptor superfamily. Cells known to express IL-7 receptors include pre-B cells, T cells, and bone marrow cells.
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