Recombinant Cotton Rat IFN-alpha (Cys109Tyr) Protein, CF

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  • Purity
    >95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
  • Endotoxin Level
    <1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
  • Activity
    Measured in an anti-viral assay using LCRT cotton rat fibrosarcoma cells infected with encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus. The ED50 for this effect is 0.02-0.1 ng/mL.
  • Source
    E. coli-derived Cys24-Lys190 (Cys109Tyr)
  • Accession #
  • N-terminal Sequence
    Analysis
    Cys24
  • Predicted Molecular Mass
    19.4 kDa
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.
1082-CR/CF
 
1082-CR
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 25 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Shipping 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.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
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.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: IFN-alpha

Interferon-alpha, also known as leukocyte interferon, comprises a group of related but distinct proteins that share over 95% amino acid sequence homology. They are members of the type I interferon family which share a common cell surface receptor composed of two subunits, a 100 kDa ligand-binding subunit (IFN-alpha R1) and a 125 kDa subunit (IFN-alpha R2) that is involved both in ligand-binding and signal transduction. IFN-alpha is expressed primarily by leukocytes upon activation by viruses, bacteria, cytokines and growth factors. IFN-alpha has been shown to have anti-viral and immunomodulatory activities on target cells. It can also inhibit cell proliferation as well as induce apoptosis (1, 2).

Cotton rat IFN-alpha 1 cDNA encodes a 189 amino acid (aa) residue precursor protein with a putative 23 aa signal sequence and a 166 aa mature protein. The protein contains five cysteines, four of which are involved in two intrachain disulfide bonds. Cotton rat IFN-alpha 1 shares 52%, 67%, 68% and 72% aa sequence identity to human, rat, hamster and mouse IFN-alpha 1, respectively.

  • References:
    1. Domanski, P. and O.R. Colamonici (1996) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 7:143.
    2. Pestka, S. (2000) Biopolymers 55:254.
  • Long Name:
    Interferon alpha
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3440 (Human)
  • Alternate Names:
    IFNalpha; IFN-alpha
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Citations:

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1 Citations: Showing 1 - 1

  1. Synergistic induction of interferon alpha through TLR-3 and TLR-9 agonists identifies CD21 as interferon alpha receptor for the B cell response.
    Authors: Kim D, Niewiesk S
    PLoS Pathog, 2013;9(3):e1003233.
    Species: Cotton Rat
    Sample Type: Whole Cells
    Application: Bioassay

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