|Purity||A greater than or equal to 95% purity was determined by SDS-PAGE.|
|Endotoxin||Endotoxin levels are less than or equal to 1 EU / 1 μg hIL-7.|
|Activity||The bioactivity of recombinant hIL-7 was determined in a 2E8 cell proliferation assay. The ED50 of each lot is less than or equal to 1 ng/ml.|
Recombinant human IL-7 was expressed in E. coli and is supplied in a lyophilized form.
IL-7 plays a key role in lymphopoiesis and lymphoid homeostasis (1). Stromal and epithelial cells within the bone marrow and thymus produce IL-7 (1). The primary targets of IL-7 are T cells, B cells, and dendritic cells (1). IL-7 is crucial for T cell development, the importance of which is underscored by the lack of T cells in both mice and humans that are deficient in IL-7/IL-7R signaling (1,2). While IL-7 appears to be required for B cell development in mice, the role of IL-7 in human B cell development is unclear (1,3). In addition to its effects on T cell lymphopoiesis, IL-7 promotes the maintenance and survival of naïve and memory αβ T cells, as well as γδ T cells (1). The IL-7 receptor is a heterodimer of the common γ chain, γc, and the IL-7-specific IL-7Rα (1). IL-7 activates PI3K/Akt, Jak1/2, and Stat1/3/5 (1).
UniProt ID: P13232
Entrez-Gene Id: 3574
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