ProDots Recombinant Human IL-7 GMP Protein

Catalog #: PRD207-GMP Datasheet / COA / SDS
10 µg of GMP rhIL-7 supplied as 2 protein balls (each 5 µg) in a bag

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10 μg of GMP Human IL-7 as two spheroids each 5 μg inside a sterile bag with a needless valve port and weldable tube port.
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ProDots Recombinant Human IL-7 GMP Protein Summary

Product Specifications

>97%, by SDS-PAGE with silver staining, under reducing conditions.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using PHA-activated human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). Yokota, T. et al. (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83:5894. The ED50 for this effect is 0.1-0.5 ng/mL.

The specific activity of ProDots Recombinant Human IL-7 GMP is >1.0 x 108 units/mg, which is calibrated against the human IL-7 reference standard (NIBSC code: 90/530).

E. coli-derived
Asp26-His177, with an N-terminal Met
Produced using non-animal reagents in an animal-free laboratory. 
Manufactured and tested under cGMP guidelines.
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Predicted Molecular Mass
17 kDa

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Carrier Free

What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.


Formulation Lyophilized from an phosphate buffered saline-based formulation using proprietary excipients.
Reconstitution Reconstitute immediately prior to use with up to 25 mL of cell culture media.
Shipping The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Store material as supplied, unopened, and unreconstituted at 2-8 °C until use. Stability is a minimum of 8 weeks when stored at 2-8 °C as supplied. Refer to lot specific COA for the Use by Date.

The foil pouch is used for shipping and storage only and is not terminally sterilized. GMP ProDots within the weldable bag are prepared under GMP-controlled conditions and protein content is tested to USP <71> guidelines.

Scientific Data

Bioactivity ProDots Recombinant Human IL-7 GMP Protein Bioactivity View Larger

GMP-grade Prodots® Recombinant Human IL-7 stimulates proliferation of PHA-activated human peripheral blood lymphocytes. The ED50 for this effect is 0.1-0.5 ng/mL.

Cell Proliferation View Larger

Comparative tests for function within biologically relevant model systems show equivalence of GMP ProDot™ Proteins and GMP Proteins. Activation of PBMCs after 9 days in culture with ExCellerate™ Human T Cell Media (CCM030), GMP Cloudz Human T Cell Activation Kit (CLD001-GMP) and GMP IL-7 ProDot (PRD247-GMP) or GMP IL-7 protein (247-GMP) shows comparable A. T cell fold expansion and B. phenotypes.

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Background: IL-7

IL-7 (interleukin-7) is a 25 kDa cytokine of the hemopoietin family that plays important roles in lymphocyte differentiation, proliferation, and survival (1-4). Human IL‑7 cDNA encodes 177 amino acids (aa) that include a 25 aa signal peptide (3). Human IL-7 shares approximately 60-63% aa sequence identity with mouse, rat, canine and feline IL-7, and 72-76% with equine, bovine, ovine, and porcine IL-7. Human and mouse IL-7 exhibit cross-species activity (2, 3). IL-7 is produced by a wide variety of cells in primary and secondary lymphoid tissues, including stromal epithelial cells of the thymus, bone marrow, and intestines (1, 2, 5). Circulating IL-7 is limiting in healthy animals, but increases during lymphopenia (1, 6). IL-7 signals through a complex of the IL-7 Receptor alpha subunit (IL-7 R alpha, also known as CD127) with the common gamma chain ( gamma c) (1). The gamma c is also a subunit of the receptors for IL-2, -4, -9, -15, and -21 (1). IL-7 R alpha is expressed on double negative (CD4-CD8-) and single positive (CD4+ or CD8+) naïve and memory T cells, but undergoes IL-7-mediated down‑regulation and shedding during antigen-driven T cell proliferation, and is absent on regulatory T cells (1, 2, 6-11). IL-7 contributes to the maintenance of all naïve and memory T cells, mainly by promoting expression of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 (9-11). It is required for optimal T cell-dendritic cell interaction (6). IL-7 is expressed early in B cell development prior to the appearance of surface IgM (1, 5, 9). In mouse, IL-7 activation of IL-7 R alpha is critical for both T cell and B cell lineage development, while in humans, it is required for T cell but not for B cell development (4, 9, 12, 13). However, IL-7 functions in both mouse and human pro-B cells to suppress premature Ig light chain recombination during proliferative growth (14, 15).

  1. Sasson, S.C. et al. (2006) Curr. Drug Targets 7:1571.
  2. Barata, J.T. et al. (2006) Exp. Hematol. 34:1133.
  3. Goodwin, R.G. et al. (1990) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86:302.
  4. Namen, A.E. et al. (1988) Nature 333:571.
  5. Shalapour, S. et al. (2012) PLoS ONE 7: e31939.
  6. Saini, M. et al. (2009) Blood 113:5793.
  7. Park, J.H. et al. (2004) Immunity 21:289.
  8. Vranjkovic, A. et al. (2007) Int. Immunol. 19:1329.
  9. Sudo, T. et al. (1993) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 90:9125.
  10. Seddon, B. et al. (2003) Nat. Immunol. 4:680.
  11. Schluns, K.S. et al. (2000) Nat. Immunol. 5:426.
  12. Peschon, J.J. et al. (1994) J. Exp. Med. 180:1955.
  13. Pribyl, J.A. and T.W. LeBien (1996) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93:10348.
  14. Johnson, K. et al. (2012) J. Immunol. 188:6084.
  15. Nodland, S.E. et al. (2011) Blood 118:2116.
Long Name
Interleukin 7
Entrez Gene IDs
3574 (Human); 16196 (Mouse); 25647 (Rat)
Alternate Names
IL7; IL-7; IL-7interleukin-7; interleukin 7; Lymphopoietin-1; PBGF

Product Specific Notices

The GMP ProDot bag(s) should be used after proper inspection. Assess the bags after media is added to the bag either through the weldable port or needless valve. Inspect the bag to ensure complete dissolution of the GMP ProDot, and visually inspect seals and corners for a complete seal.


GMP ProDots are fragile. Please handle with care. If breakage of a ProDot is observed, there is no integrity lost, and can be used as indicated.

SDS-PAGE Purity, Host Cell DNA, and Host Cell Protein testing were completed on protein prior to lyophilization.

The End User is aware that R&D Systems, Inc. sells GMP products for preclinical or clinical ex vivo use and not for in vivo use. The End User Terms of Use of Product may be found at:


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