Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2-induced proliferation in the D10.G4.1 mouse helper T cell line. Symons, J. A. et al. (1987) in Lymphokines and Interferons, a Practical Approach. Clemens, M. J. et al. (eds): IRL Press. 272. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 1-3 µg/mL in the presence of 50 ng/mL Recombinant Porcine IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 and 1.25 µg/mL concanavalin A.
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Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 and Neutralization by Porcine IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 Antibody. Recombinant Porcine IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 (Catalog # 681-PI) stimulates proliferation in the the D10.G4.1 mouse helper T cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Porcine IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 (50 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Porcine IL‑1 beta /IL‑1F2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB681). The ND50 is typically 1-3 µg/mL in the presence of concanavalin A (1.25 µg/mL).
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
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.
Background: IL-1 beta/IL-1F2
IL-1 is a name that designates two pleiotropic cytokines, IL-1 alpha (IL-1F1) and IL-1 beta (IL-1F2), which are the products of distinct genes. IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta are structurally related polypeptides that share approximately 27% amino acid (aa) identity in porcine. Both proteins are produced by a wide variety of cells in response to inflammatory agents, infections, or microbial endotoxins. While IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta are regulated independently, they bind to the same receptor and exert identical biological effects. IL-1 RI binds directly to IL-1 alpha or IL-1 beta and then associates with IL-1 R accessory protein (IL-1 R3/IL-1 R AcP) to form a high-affinity receptor complex that is competent for signal transduction. IL-1 RII has high affinity for IL-1 beta but functions as a decoy receptor and negative regulator of IL-1 beta activity. IL-1ra functions as a competitive antagonist by preventing IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta from interacting with IL-1 RI (1‑4). The porcine IL-1 beta cDNA encodes a 267 aa precursor. A 114 aa propeptide is cleaved intracellularly by the cysteine protease IL-1 beta -converting enzyme (Caspase-1/ICE) to generate the active cytokine (5, 6). The 17 kDa mature porcine IL-1 beta shares 63%‑70% aa sequence identity with canine, cotton rat, equine, feline, human, mouse, rat, and rhesus IL-1 beta.
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