IL-22 is a member of the IL-10 family of regulatory cytokines, which includes IL-10, IL-19, IL-20, IL-22, IL-24 and IL-26. Members of this family share partial homology in their amino acid sequences, but they are dissimilar in their biological functions. Produced by T lymphocytes, IL-22 inhibits IL-4 production by Th2 cells, and induces acute phase reactants in the liver and pancreas. IL-22 signals through a receptor system consisting of IL-10Rβ/CRF2–4 and IL-22R, both of which are members of the class II cytokine-receptor family. Recombinant Murine IL-22 is a 33.4 kDa, non-disulfide-linked, homodimeric protein consisting of two 147 amino acid polypeptide chains.
Amino Acid Sequence
Assay#1: Determined by its ability to activate STAT following receptor ligand interaction. Assay#2: Measured by its ability to induce IL-10 secretion in COLO 205 (human colon carcinoma cells). The expected ED50 for this effect is 1.0–2.0 ng/ml.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.5–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2–8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C.