Recombinant Mouse IL-3R beta Fc Chimera Protein, CF Summary
|Mouse IL-3 R beta
(His23 - Trp440)
Accession # Q3U3P4
(Pro100 - Lys330)
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.
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 a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.|
|Reconstitution||Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.|
|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.
Background: IL-3R beta
Interleukin 3 (IL-3) is a pleiotropic cytokine produced primarily by activated T cells or mast cells. IL-3 stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of hemopoietic cells including the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells as well as various lineage-committed cells. The biological effects of IL-3 on the various cell types are mediated by the binding of IL-3 to specific cell surface receptor complexes. The functional high-affinity IL-3 receptor is a heterodimer consisting of a ligand binding alpha subunit and the beta subunit. The alpha subunit alone binds IL-3 with low affinity. The beta subunit is required for the high-affinity binding of IL-3 to the heterodimeric receptor complex. The beta subunit has also been found to be a component of the high-affinity receptor complex for IL-5 and GM-CSF and is also referred to as the beta common ( beta c) chain. In the mouse, there are two IL-3 R beta proteins. The first identified mouse IL-3 R beta was also called AIC2A and binds IL-3 with low affinity (1). The second mIL-3 R beta was referred to as AIC2B (2). AIC2B doesn’t bind IL-3 and is the homolog of the human IL-3 R beta. AIC2A was found to be the result of a gene duplication event. Both the alpha and the beta subunits are members of the cytokine receptor superfamily (3).
- Itoh, N. et al. (1990) Science 247:324.
- Gorman, D.M. et al. (1990) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:5459.
- Schrader, J.W. in Cytokine Reference, (2001) J.J. Oppenheim and M. Feldmann, eds. Academic Press, New York, p. 1899.
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