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|Human Cell lysate that Human Interferon alpha-B / IFNA8 transfected / overexpressed for Western blot (WB) positive control. The whole cell lysate is provided in 1X Sample Buffer (1X modified RIPA buffer+1X SDS loading buffer).|
|A DNA sequence encoding the human IFNA8 (NP_002161.2)(Cys24-Glu189) was expressed and purified with two additional amino acids (Gly & Pro ) at the N-terminus.|
|The secreted recombinant human IFNA8 consists of 168 amino acids and predicts a molecular mass of 19.6 KDa. The apparent molecular mass of the protein is approximately 26 KDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions due to glycosylation.|
|Cell lysate was prepared by homogenization in ice-cold modified RIPA Lysis Buffer with cocktail of protease inhibitors (Sigma). Cell debris was removed by centrifugation. Protein concentration was determined by Bradford assay (Bio-Rad protein assay, Microplate Standard assay). The cell lysate was boiled for 5 min in 1 x SDS loading buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl pH 6.8, 12.5% glycerol, 1% sodium dodecylsulfate, 0.01% bromophenol blue) containing 5% b-mercaptoethanol, and lyophilized.|
|Modified RIPA Lysis Buffer: 50 mM Tris-HCl pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1mM EDTA, 1% Triton X-100, 0.1% SDS, 1% Sodium deoxycholate, 1mM PMSF.|
|12.5% SDS-PAGE Stained with Coomassie Blue after protein purification.|
|Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt.|
|1. Centrifuge the tube for a few seconds and ensure the pellet at the bottom of the tube. 2. Re-dissolve the pellet using 200μL pure water and boil for 2-5 min. 3. Store the lyophilized cell lysate at 4℃. After re-dissolution, recommend to aliquot it into smaller quantities and store at -80℃.|
|1 X Sample Buffer (1 X modified RIPA buffer+1 X SDS loading buffer).|
|Store at 4℃. After re-dissolution, aliquot and store at -80℃.|
|Western blot (WB): Use at an assay dependent dilution.|
Other Applications: Not tested.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Interferon alpha-B, also known as IFNA8, belongs to the alpha/beta interferon family. Interferons are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumorcells. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: a protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase. They also allow for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that eradicate pathogens or tumors. Interferons also activate immune cells, such as natural killer cells and macrophages. They increase recognition of infection or tumor cells by up-regulating antigen presentation to T lymphocytes. They also increase the ability of uninfected host cells to resist new infection by virus. Certain symptoms, such as aching muscles and fever, are related to the production of IFNs during infection. Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities.