IFNA4 Protein, Human, Recombinant (Fc Tag)

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IFNA4 Protein, Human, Recombinant (Fc Tag): Product Information

Purity
> 97 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin
< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method
Activity
Measured in antiviral assays using WISH human amnion cells infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).
The EC50 for this effect is 0.2-1 ng/mL.
Protein Construction
A DNA sequence encoding the mature form of human IFN-α4a (NP_066546.1) (Cys 23-Asp 189) was expressed with the N-terminal fused Fc region of human IgG1.
Accession#
Expressed Host
HEK293 Cells
Species
Human
Predicted N Terminal
Glu
Molecule Mass
The recombinant human Fc/IFN-α4a is a disulfide-linked homodimeric protein. The reduced monomer consists of 403 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 46 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the apparent molecular mass of rh Fc/IFN-α4a monomer is approximately 50 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation
Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization.
Please refer to the specific buffer information in the hard copy of CoA.
Shipping
In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
Stability & Storage
Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -20℃ to -80℃
Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitution
A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

IFNA4 Protein, Human, Recombinant (Fc Tag): Images

Measured in antiviral assays using WISH human amnion cells infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). The EC50 for this effect is 0.2-1 ng/mL.

IFNA4 Protein, Human, Recombinant (Fc Tag): Alternative Names

IFN-alpha4a Protein, Human; INFA4 Protein, Human; MGC142200 Protein, Human

IFNA4 Background Information

Interferon, alpha 4 (IFNA4) belongs to the alpha/beta interferon family. Two variants of IFNA4 (IFNA4a and IFNA4b) are known, which differ from each other by changes in their coding regions at nucleotide positions 22 and 41 and can be distinguished by selective restriction enzyme analysis. Interferons are produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: a protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase. IFN-alpha, the first cytokine to be produced by recombinant DNA technology, has emerged as an important regulator of growth and differentiation, affecting cellular communication and signal transduction pathways as well as immunological control. Originally discovered as an antiviral substance, the efficacy of IFN-alpha in malignant, viral, immunological, angiogenic, inflammatory, and fibrotic diseases suggests a spectrum of interrelated pathophysiologies. IFN-alpha emerged as a prototypic tumor suppressor protein that represses the clinical tumorigenic phenotype in some malignancies capable of differentiation.
Full Name
interferon, alpha 4
References
  • Lau JY, et al. (1993) Discrepancy between biochemical and virological responses to interferon-alpha in chronic hepatitis C. Lancet. 342(8881): 1208-9.
  • Kessler DS, et al. (1990) Interferon-alpha regulates nuclear translocation and DNA-binding affinity of ISGF3, a multimeric transcriptional activator. Genes Dev. 4(10): 1753-65.
  • Gutterman JU. Cytokine therapeutics: lessons from interferon alpha. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 91(4): 1198-205.
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