IL-7 is a hematopoietic growth factor that primarily affects early B and T cells. Produced by thymic stromal cells, spleen cells and keratinocytes, IL-7 can also co-stimulate the proliferation of mature T cells in combination with other factors, such as ConA and IL-2. Human and murine IL-7 is cross-species reactive. Recombinant Rat IL-7 is a 15.0 kDa protein containing 130 amino acid residues.
Amino Acid Sequence
The ED50 was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of murine 2E8 cells is < 2.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5×106 units/mg.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. 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.