IL2 (Interleukin-2) is a cytokine produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation. IL2 is a type of signaling molecule in the immune system, that is required for both T-cell and B-cell proliferation and other activities crucial to regulation of the immune response. Recombinant human IL2 shares 56% AA sequence identity with mouse IL2, suggesting the exist of cross-species activity. Therefore, in order to detect the bioactivity of rhIL2, a cell proliferation assay has been conducted using CTLL-2 mouse cytotoxic T cells. Briefly, CTLL-2 cells were seeded into triplicate wells of 96-well plates at a density of 5000 cells/well with or without the addition of various concentrations of IL2. After incubated for 48h, cells were observed by inverted microscope. Proliferation of CTLL-2 cells after incubation with IL2 for 48h observed by inverted microscope.
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N-terminal His-Tag; Ala21~Thr153 (NP_000577.2)
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The protein encoded by this gene is a secreted cytokine that is important for the proliferation of T and B lymphocytes. The receptor of this cytokine is a heterotrimeric protein complex whose gamma chain is also shared by interleukin 4 (IL4) and interleukin 7 (IL7). The expression of this gene in mature thymocytes is monoallelic, which represents an unusual regulatory mode for controlling the precise expression of a single gene. The targeted disruption of a similar gene in mice leads to ulcerative colitis-like disease, which suggests an essential role of this gene in the immune response to antigenic stimuli. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]