Rat IL-3 beta
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|> 98% by SDS-PAGE & HPLC analyses
|< 0.1 ng/µg of protein (<1EU/µg)
|The ED50 was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of thymidine uptake by murine MC-9 cells is < 10 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of >1.0 x 105 units/mg.
|IL-3 is a hematopoietic growth factor that promotes the survival, differentiation and proliferation of committed progenitor cells of the megakaryocyte, granulocyte-macrophage, erythroid, eosinophil, basophil and mast cell lineages. Produced by T cells, mast cells and eosinophils, IL-3 enhances thrombopoieses, phagocytosis, and antibody-mediated cellular cytotoxicity. Its ability to activate monocytes suggests that IL-3 may have additional immunoregulatory roles. Many of the IL-3 activities depend upon co-stimulation with other cytokines. IL-3 is species-specific, variably glycosylated cytokine. Recombinant rat IL-3β is a 16.3 kDa globular protein containing 144 amino acid residues.
|MISDRGSDAH HLLRTLDCRT IALEILVKLP YPQVSGLNNS DDKANLRNST LRRVNLDEFL KSQEEFDSQD TTDIKSKLQK LKCCIPAAAS DSVLPGVYNK DLDDFKKKLR FYVIHLKDLQ PVSVSRPPQP TSSSDNFRPM TVEC
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