Recombinant Mouse IL-4 Protein


1 μg/lane of Recombinant Mouse IL-4 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) conditions and visualized by silver staining, showing a single band at 12 kDa.
Recombinant Mouse IL-4 (Catalog # 404‑ML) stimulates cell proliferation of the HT‑2 mouse T cell line. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3-1.5 ng/mL.

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Recombinant Mouse IL-4 Protein Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using HT‑2 mouse T cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3‑1.5 ng/mL.
E. coli-derived
His23-Ser140, with an N-terminal Met
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N-terminal Sequence
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Proteins
>97%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Note
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


Theoretical MW
14 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
>97%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Recombinant Mouse IL-4 Protein

  • B cell growth factor 1
  • BCDF
  • B-cell stimulatory factor 1
  • BCGF1
  • BCGF-1
  • binetrakin
  • BSF1
  • BSF-1
  • IL4
  • IL-4
  • IL-4B_cell stimulatory factor 1
  • interleukin 4
  • interleukin-4
  • Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1
  • MGC79402
  • pitrakinra


Interleukin-4 (IL-4), also known as B cell-stimulatory factor-1, is a monomeric, approximately 13 kDa-18 kDa Th2 cytokine that shows pleiotropic effects during immune responses (1-4). It is a glycosylated polypeptide that contains three intrachain disulfide bridges and adopts a bundled four alpha -helix structure (5). Mouse IL-4 is synthesized with a 24 aa signal sequence. Mature mouse IL-4 shares 39%, 39%, and 59% aa sequence identity with bovine, human, and rat IL-4, respectively. Human, mouse, and rat IL-4 are species-specific in their activities (6-8). IL-4 exerts its effects through two receptor complexes (9, 10). The type I receptor, which is expressed on hematopoietic cells, is a heterodimer of the ligand binding IL-4 R alpha and the common gamma chain (a shared subunit of the receptors for IL-2, -7, -9, -15, and
-21). The type II receptor on nonhematopoietic cells consists of IL‑4 R alpha and IL‑13 R alpha 1. The type II receptor also transduces IL‑13 mediated signals. IL-4 is primarily expressed by Th2‑biased CD4+ T cells, mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils (1, 2). It promotes cell proliferation, survival, and immunoglobulin class switch to IgG1 and IgE in mouse B cells, acquisition of the Th2 phenotype by naïve CD4+ T cells, priming and chemotaxis of mast cells, eosinophils, and basophils, and the proliferation and activation of epithelial cells (11 ‑ 14). IL-4 plays a dominant role in the development of allergic inflammation and asthma (13, 15).

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We have publications tested in 3 confirmed species: Human, Mouse, N/A.

We have publications tested in 6 applications: Bioassay, Cell Culture Substrate, ELISA Standard, In Vivo, Luminex standard, Media Supplement - Cell Prep.

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S Mroczek, J Chlebowska, TM Kuli?ski, O Gewartowsk, J Gruchota, D Cysewski, V Liudkovska, E Borsuk, D Nowis, A Dziembowsk The non-canonical poly(A) polymerase FAM46C acts as an onco-suppressor in multiple myeloma Nat Commun, 2017;8(1):619. 2017 [PMID: 28931820] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
T Rivera Var, Z Cai, Y Shen, M Dosset, I Benoit-Liz, T Martin, A Roussey, RA Flavell, F Ghiringhel, L Apetoh Selective degradation of PU.1 during autophagy represses the differentiation and antitumour activity of TH9 cells Nat Commun, 2017;8(1):559. 2017 [PMID: 28916785] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
DK Chiu, AP Tse, IM Xu, J Di Cui, RK Lai, LL Li, HY Koh, FH Tsang, LL Wei, CM Wong, IO Ng, CC Wong Hypoxia inducible factor HIF-1 promotes myeloid-derived suppressor cells accumulation through ENTPD2/CD39L1 in hepatocellular carcinoma Nat Commun, 2017;8(1):517. 2017 [PMID: 28894087] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
N Akbar, JE Digby, TJ Cahill, AN Tavare, AL Corbin, S Saluja, S Dawkins, L Edgar, N Rawlings, K Ziberna, E McNeill,, E Johnson, AA Aljabali, RA Dragovic, M Rohling, TG Belgard, IA Udalova, DR Greaves, KM Channon, PR Riley, DC Anthony, RP Choudhury Endothelium-derived extracellular vesicles promote splenic monocyte mobilization in myocardial infarction JCI Insight, 2017;2(17):. 2017 [PMID: 28878126] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
SMP Vadevoo, JE Kim, GR Gunassekar, HK Jung, L Chi, DE Kim, SH Lee, SH Im, B Lee Interleukin 4 receptor-targeted pro-apoptotic peptide blocks tumor growth and metastasis by enhancing anti-tumor immunity Mol. Cancer Ther., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28878029] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
JP Antonios, H Soto, RG Everson, DL Moughon, AC Wang, J Orpilla, C Radu, BM Ellingson, JT Lee, T Cloughesy, ME Phelps, J Czernin, LM Liau, RM Prins Detection of immune responses after immunotherapy in glioblastoma using PET and MRI Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28874539] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
MH Ross, AK Esser, GC Fox, AH Schmieder, X Yang, G Hu, D Pan, X Su, Y Xu, DV Novack, T Walsh, GA Colditz, GH Lukaszewic, E Cordell, JS Novack, JAJ Fitzpatric, DL Waning, KS Mohammad, TA Guise, GM Lanza, KN Weilbaeche Bone-induced expression of integrin ?3 enables targeted nanotherapy of breast cancer metastases Cancer Res., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28855208] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
KA Read, MD Powell, CE Baker, BK Sreekumar, VM Ringel-Sca, H Bachus, RE Martin, ID Cooley, IC Allen, A Ballestero, KJ Oestreich Integrated STAT3 and Ikaros Zinc Finger Transcription Factor Activities Regulate Bcl-6 Expression in CD4(+) Th Cells J. Immunol., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28848064] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
T Hosokawa, T Kimura, S Nada, T Okuno, D Ito, S Kang, S Nojima, K Yamashita, T Nakatani, Y Hayama, Y Kato, Y Kinehara, M Nishide, N Mikami, S Koyama, H Takamatsu, D Okuzaki, N Ohkura, S Sakaguchi, M Okada, A Kumanogoh Lamtor1 Is Critically Required for CD4(+) T Cell Proliferation and Regulatory T Cell Suppressive Function J. Immunol., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28768723] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
RD Vicetti Mi, NE Quispe Cal, D Dixon, RA Foster, A Gambotto, SD Pavelko, L Hall-Stood, TL Cherpes IL-4-secreting eosinophils promote endometrial stromal cell proliferation and prevent Chlamydia-induced upper genital tract damage Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2017;0(0):. 2017 [PMID: 28765368] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
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