Recombinant Human IL-16 Protein

Formulations:
Catalog # Availability Size / Price Qty
316-IL-002
316-IL-025
Product Details
Citations (6)
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Recombinant Human IL-16 Protein Summary

Purity
>97%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Level
<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Activity
Bioassay data are not available.
Source
E. coli-derived human IL-16 protein
Pro2-Ser130
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Pro2
Predicted Molecular Mass
13.3 kDa
SDS-PAGE
18.5 kDa, reducing conditions

Product Datasheets

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.

316-IL

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 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.
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.

316-IL/CF

Formulation Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. 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 opening.
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Background: IL-16

Interleukin 16, also named lymphocyte chemoattractant factor (LCF), was originally identified as a CD8+ T-cell-derived chemoattractant for CD4+ cells. The biologically active form of IL-16 was originally proposed to be a homotetramer of 14 kDa chains containing 130 amino acid residue subunits. The complete pro-IL-16 cDNA was subsequently cloned and shown to encode a 631 amino acid residue hydrophilic protein that lacked a signal peptide. The original 130 amino acid residue polypeptide is now believed to have been derived from the C terminus of the precursor. IL-16 precursor protein has been detected in the lysates of various cells including mitogen stimulated PBMCs. The biologically active and secreted natural IL-16 is assumed to be a proteolytic cleavage product of pro-IL-16 generated by proteases present in or on activated CD8+ cells. A likely cleavage site was proposed to be at aspartate residue 510. This would yield a 121 amino acid residue protein, smaller than the 130 aa residue protein first described. The expression of IL-16 precursor mRNA has been detected in various tissues including spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, peripheral leukocytes, bone marrow and cerebellum. The gene for IL-16 precursor has been localized to chromosome 15. The biological activities ascribed to IL-16 are reported to be dependent on the cell surface expression of CD4, suggesting that IL-16 is a CD4 ligand. Besides its chemotactic properties, IL-16 has also been shown to suppress HIV-1 replication in vitro. Recombinant E. coli-derived IL-16 produced at R&D Systems is present mostly as a monomer, exhibits chemotactic activity for lymphocytes at high concentrations, lacks chemotactic activites for monocytes, and binds the extracellular domain of CD4 with low affinity.

References
  1. Cruikshank, W.W. et al. (1994) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91:5109.
  2. Baier, M. et al. (1997) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94:5273.
  3. Zhou, A. et al. (1997) Nature Medicine 3:659.
  4. Bazan, J.F. and T.J. Schall (1996) Nature 381:29.
Long Name
Interleukin 16
Entrez Gene IDs
3603 (Human); 16170 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
FLJ16806; FLJ42735; FLJ44234; HsT19289; IL16; IL-16; interleukin 16 (lymphocyte chemoattractant factor); LCF; LCFprIL-16; lymphocyte chemoattractant factor; neuronal interleukin 16; NIL16; PRIL16; prointerleukin 16; pro-interleukin-16

Citations for Recombinant Human IL-16 Protein

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  1. IL-16 promotes T. whipplei replication by inhibiting phagosome conversion and modulating macrophage activation.
    Authors: Ghigo E, Barry AO, Pretat L, Al Moussawi K, Desnues B, Capo C, Kornfeld H, Mege JL
    PLoS ONE, 2010;5(10):e13561.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Bioassay
  2. Upregulation of human cytomegalovirus by HIV type 1 in human lymphoid tissue ex vivo.
    Authors: Biancotto A, Iglehart SJ, Lisco A, Vanpouille C, Grivel JC, Lurain NS, Reichelderfer PS, Margolis LB
    AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses, 2008;24(3):453-62.
    Species: N/A
    Sample Types: N/A
    Applications: ELISA (Standard)
  3. HIV-1 pathogenesis differs in rectosigmoid and tonsillar tissues infected ex vivo with CCR5- and CXCR4-tropic HIV-1.
    Authors: Grivel JC, Elliott J, Lisco A, Biancotto A, Condack C, Shattock RJ, McGowan I, Margolis L, Anton P
    AIDS, 2007;21(10):1263-72.
    Species: N/A
    Sample Types: N/A
    Applications: ELISA (Standard)
  4. Abnormal activation and cytokine spectra in lymph nodes of people chronically infected with HIV-1.
    Authors: Biancotto A, Grivel JC, Iglehart SJ, Vanpouille C, Lisco A, Sieg SF, Debernardo R, Garate K, Rodriguez B, Margolis LB, Lederman MM
    Blood, 2007;109(10):4272-9.
    Species: N/A
    Sample Types: N/A
    Applications: ELISA (Standard)
  5. IL-17 markedly up-regulates beta-defensin-2 expression in human airway epithelium via JAK and NF-kappaB signaling pathways.
    Authors: Kao CY, Chen Y, Thai P, Wachi S, Huang F, Kim C, Harper RW, Wu R
    J. Immunol., 2004;173(5):3482-91.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Bioassay
  6. Chemoattractant factors in breast milk from allergic and nonallergic mothers.
    Authors: Bottcher MF, Jenmalm MC, Bjorksten B, Garofalo RP
    Pediatr. Res., 2000;47(5):592-7.
    Species: N/A
    Sample Types: N/A
    Applications: ELISA (Standard)

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Recombinant Human IL-16 Protein
By Anonymous on 11/16/2017
Application: Immunoassay Standard

A sandwich ELISA was made with MAB316 as the capture and biotinylated AF-316 as the detection using 316-IL as the immunoassay calibrator.