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Interleukin II (60-70)

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Interleukin II (60-70), (C68H104N14O14S), is a peptide with the sequence NH2- LEU-THR-PHE-LYS-PHE-TYR-MET-PRO-LYS-LYS-ALA-COOH, MW= 1373.7. Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is a type of cytokine signaling molecule in the immune system, and it regulates the activities of the white blood cells (leukocytes, often lymphocytes) responsible for immunity. IL-2, a soluble hormone-like mediator of the immune system, was the first interleukin molecule to be identified and characterized. IL-2 is necessary for the growth, proliferation, and differentiation of T cells to become 'effector' T cells. IL-2 is normally produced by T cells during an immune response. It is necessary for the development of T cell immunologic memory, which depends upon the expansion of the number and function of antigen-selected T cell clones.IL-2 is also necessary for the maturation of a subset of T cells, termed regulatory T cells, during T cell development in the thymus.


Figure1  Formula of Interleukin II (60-70)


Figure2  Summary of effects of Interleukin II 


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3. Sakaguchi S, Sakaguchi N, Asano M, Itoh M, Toda M (August 1995). "Immunologic self-tolerance maintained by activated T cells expressing IL-2 receptor alpha-chains (CD25). Breakdown of a single mechanism of self-tolerance causes various autoimmune diseases". J. Immunol. 155 (3): 1151–64.

4. ThorntonAM, Shevach EM (July 1998). "CD4+CD25+ immunoregulatory T cells suppress polyclonal T cell activation in vitro by inhibiting interleukin 2 production". J. Exp. Med. 188 (2): 287–96.

Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Solubility≥137.3mg/mL in DMSO
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Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution: ship with blue ice. All other available sizes: ship with RT, or blue ice upon request.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below -20°C for several months.

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Interleukin II (60-70)