Primate IL-6 Protein


SDS-Page: Primate IL-6 Protein [NBP2-35311]

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Reactivity PmSpecies Glossary
Applications Func, PAGE

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Primate IL-6 Protein Summary

A biologically active protein to IL6.

Novus' biologically active proteins are stringently purified to provide only the safest and most highly effective proteins available. This protein was expressed in E. coli, purified by HPLC, QC tested by SDS-PAGE and Western Blot and validated on appropriate cell lines for bioactivity. All HPLC and bioactivity data is provided for your assurance.
Details of Functionality
IL6 Protein is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a cell proliferation assay usingIL-6-dependent murine 7TD1 cells is less than 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 1.0 x 10^7 IU/mg.
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Endotoxin Note
Less than 1 EU/ug of endotoxin as determined by LAL method.

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
Size Exclusion Chromatography
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute with sterilized distilled water or 0.1% BSA aqueous buffer to a final concentration of 0.1 - 1.0 mg/ml.


Theoretical MW
21.1 kDa


This lyophilized preparation is stable at 2-8 degrees C, but should be kept at -20 degrees C for long term storage, preferably desiccated. Upon reconstitution, the preparation is most stable at -20 to -80 degrees C, and can be stored for one week at 2-8 degrees C. For maximal stability, apportion the reconstituted preparation into working aliquots and store at -20 degrees C to -80 degrees C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Alternate Names for Primate IL-6 Protein

  • B cell stimulatory factor-2
  • B-cell differentiation factor
  • BSF-2
  • BSF2CTL differentiation factor
  • CDF
  • HGFHSFIFNB2Hybridoma growth factor
  • IFN-beta 2
  • IFN-beta-2
  • IL6
  • IL-6B-cell stimulatory factor 2
  • Interferon beta-2
  • interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
  • interleukin BSF-2
  • interleukin-6
  • MGI-2A


Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an interleukin that is encoded by the IL-6 gene and acts as both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine. It is secreted by T cells and macrophages to stimulate immune response. Furthermore, It plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It also induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoietic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. The rhesus macaque IL-6 contains 186 amino acids and it signals through a cell-surface type I cytokine receptor complex consisting of the ligand-binding IL-6Ralpha chain (CD126), and the signal- transducing component gp130 (also called CD130).


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Peptides and proteins are guaranteed for 2 years from date of receipt.

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  1. I was wondering if you know of any blocking antibodies against IL-6 or VEGF-C that can be used in cell culture to quench these cytokines?
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