Recombinant Human Interferon-alpha 2a - rHuIFN-a 2a



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Recombinant Human Interferon-alpha 2a - rHuIFN-a 2a

Description: Recombinant Human IFN-α 2a produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 165 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 19241 Dalton. The Interferon-α 2a gene was obtained from human leukocytes. The rHuIFN-α 2a is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Source: Escherichia Coli
Physical appearance : Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Formulation: Lyophilized from (1mg/ml) solution containing 7.21 sodium chloride and 0.77mg ammonium acetate.
Solubility: It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized rHuIFN-α 2a in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Stability: Lyophilized rHuIFN-α 2a although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18 °C. Upon reconstitution rHuIFN-α 2a should be stored at 4 °C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18 °C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Purity: Greater than 98.0% as determined by: (a) Analysis by RP-HPLC. (b) Anion-exchange FPLC. (c) Analysis by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE Silver Stained gel.
Amino acid sequence: The sequence of the first five N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Cys-Asp-Leu-Pro-Gln, conforming to the sequence of native human IFN- . N-terminal methionine has been completely removed enzymatically.
Dimers and aggregates: Less than 1% as determined by silver-stained SDS-PAGE gel analysis.
Biological Activity: ProSpec's rHuIFN-α 2a is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The specific activity as determined in a viral resistance assay using bovine kidney MDBK cells was found to be 3.7 x 108.
Endotoxin: Less than 0.1 ng/µg (IEU/µg) of rHuIFN-α 2a.
Protein content: Protein quantitation was carried out by two independent methods: UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 0.924 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics). Analysis by RP-HPLC, using a calibrated solution of IFN-α 2a as a Reference Standard.
Usage: This material is for research, laboratory or further manufacturing purposes.