Recombinant Rat IL-17A (carrier-free)

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Other Names
Interleukin 17, Il17, IL-17, CTLA-8, IL-17A
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Rat IL-17A induces IL-6 in fetal mouse skin fibroblasts production in a dose dependent manner. The ED50 for this effect is 0.1 – 0.6 ng/mL.
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    Rat IL-17A induces IL-6 in fetal mouse skin fibroblasts production in a dose dependent manner. The ED50 for this effect is 0.1 – 0.6 ng/mL.
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IL-17A was initially identified from a subtracted cDNA library between closely related murine lymphoid cells and it was named CTLA-8. IL-17A shares 58% homology with an open reading frame of the T-lymphotropic Herpes virus Samirii virus (viral IL-17). IL-17A belongs to a family of cytokines, which has six members; designated IL-17A-F. IL-17A is expressed by a unique lineage of CD4 T cells, Th17 cells. This lineage selectively produces proinflammatory cytokines including IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21, and IL-22. In the mouse, the differentiation of this new lineage is initiated by TGFβ-1 and IL-6 or IL-21, which activates STAT3 and induces the expression of the transcription factor retinoic acid-related orphan receptors (RORγt and RORα). IL-23, which also activates STAT3, serves to maintain Th17 cells lineage.

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Product Details

Rat IL-17A, amino acid Ala26 – Ser158 (Accession # NP_001100367) was expressed in E.coli. The amino terminal contains Met.
Molecular Mass
The 134 amino acid recombinant protein has a predicted molecular mass of approximately 15 kD. The predicted N-terminal amino acid is Met.
>95%, as determined by Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE.
Lyophilized from a sterile (0.2 micron) filtered aqueous solution containing 10 mM sodium citrate, pH 3.0
Endotoxin Level
Less than 1.0 EU per μg protein as determined by the LAL method.
10 and 25 µg / vial
Storage & Handling
Unopened vial can be stored at -20°C or -70°C for up to one year. After reconstitution, for three months at -20°C to -80°C and for one month at 4°C. For maximum results, quick spin vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Do not vortex. It is recommended to further dilute in sterile buffer, such as 5% Trehalose, and store working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Rat IL-17A induces IL-6 in fetal mouse skin fibroblasts production in a dose-dependent manner. The ED50 is 0.1 – 0.6 ng/mL.


Antigen Details


Activated memory T lymphocytes, CD4+ T helper cells (Th17), neutrophils, CD8(+), NK, and gamma-delta T cells

IL-17A is a potent regulator of granulopoiesis and neutrophil recruitment under normal and inflammatory conditions. Organ overexpression of IL-17A increases circulating neutrophil numbers and recruitment into the organs by induction of CXCL2, IL-1β, and G-CSF. IL-17A induces CXCL1, CXCL2, CXCL5, and CXCL8 in human epithelial cells. IL-17A also cooperates with TLR ligands, IL-1 beta, and TNF alpha to enhance inflammatory reactions and stimulate production of beta-defensins and other antimicrobial peptides. Th17 differentiation of naïve T cells is markedly suppressed in the presence of IFNα.
Epithelial cells, fibroblasts, B and T lymphocytes, myelomonocytic cells, and marrow stromal cells.
Heteromeric receptor composed of IL-17RA and IL-17RC.
Biology Area
Cell Biology
Molecular Family
Antigen References
  1. Yu J, et al. Front Biosci 13:170-177 2008.
  2. Toy D, et al. J. Immunol. 177:36-39 2006.
  3. Benghiat FS, et al. Transplant Rev 23:11-18 2009.
  4. Honorati MC, et al. Rheumatology 40:522-527 2001.
  5. Rouvier E, et al. J. Immunol. 150:5445-5456 1993.
  6. Liang SC, et al. J. Immunol. 179:7791-7799 2007.
  7. Ouyang W, et al. Immunity 28:454-467 2008.
Gene ID
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Our testing shows that the recombinant proteins are able to withstand room temperature for a week without losing activity. In addition the recombinant proteins were also found to withstand four cycles of freeze and thaw without losing activity.

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How do you convert activity as an ED50 in ng/ml to a specific activity in Units/mg?
Use formula Specific activity (Units/mg) = 10e6/ ED50 (ng/mL)
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