Name: Human IL-18 Recombinant Protein (His tag)

Synonyms: IGIF;IL-18;IL-1g;IL1F4;Interleukin 18;IL18;IGIF

Expression host: E.coli

Sequence: Tyr 37-Asp 193

Accesstion: Q14116

Species: Human

Mol_Mass: 17.2 kDa

AP_Mol_Mass: 18 kDa

Tag: C-His

Purity: > 95 % as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.

Endotoxin: Please contact us for more information.

Storage: Generally, lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80℃. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8℃ for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at

Shipping: This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.

Formulation: Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4.Normally 5 % – 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization.Please refer to the specific buffer information in the printed manual.

Reconstitution: Please refer to the printed manual for detailed information.

Background: Interleukin-18 (IL-18; also known as interferon-gamma inducing factor) is a proinflammatory cytokine that belongs to the IL-1 superfamily and is produced by macrophages and other cells. This cytokine can induce the IFN-gamma production of T cells. The combination of IL-18 and IL12 has been shown to inhibit IL4 dependent IgE and IgG1 production; and enhance IgG2a production of B cells. IL-18 binding protein (IL18BP) can specifically interact with this cytokine; and thus negatively regulate its biological activity. IL-18 is an IL-1−like cytokine that requires cleavage with caspase-1 to become active; was found to increase IgE production in a CD4+ T cells-; IL-4− and STAT6−dependent fashion. IL-18 and T cell receptor−mediated stimulation could induce naïve CD4+ T cells to develop into IL-4−producing cells in vitro. Thus; caspase-1 and IL-18 may be critical in regulation of IgE production in vivo; providing a potential therapeutic target for allergic disorders. IL-18 production in primary synovial cultures and purified synovial fibroblasts was; in turn; upregulated by TNF-α and IL-1β; suggesting that monokine expression can feed back to promote Th1 cell development in synovial membrane. Besides; synergistic combinations of IL-18; IL-12; and IL-15 may be of importance in sustaining both Th1 responses and monokine production in RA.

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