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Human Interleukin-6 Recombinant (E.coli)



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Optimized DNA sequence encoding Human Interleukin-6 mature chain was expressed in E.Coli
Molecular weight
Native human Interleukin-6 is generated by the proteolytic removal of the signal peptide and propeptide, the molecule has a calculated molecular mass of approximately 21 kDa. Recombinant IL-6 is a homodimer protein consisting of 184 amino acid residue subunits, and migrates as an approximately 21 kDa protein under reducing conditions in SDS-PAGE.
>97%, as determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC
Biological Activity
The ED(50) was determined by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation ofmurineTD1 cells was found to be less than 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to specific activity of 1x107 IU/mg.
Protein Sequence
Endotoxin content was assayed using a LAL gel clot method. Endotoxin level was found to be less than 0.1 ng/µg(1EU/µg).
Interleukin-6 was lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered PBS solution pH7.0.
A quick spin of the vial followed by reconstitution in distilled water to a concentration not less than 0.1 mg/mL. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers
The lyophilized protein is stable for at least years from date of receipt at -20° C. Upon reconstitution, this cytokine can be stored in working aliquots at2° -8° C for one month, or at -20° C for six months, with a carrier protein without detectable loss of activity. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
This cytokine product is for research purposes only.It may not be used for therapeutics or diagnostic purposes.
Biological Process
Molecular function
Molecular function


Increased TfR expression in CaCo-2 cells is not due to enhanced proliferation.

  • Flow cytometry analysis of CaCo-2 cells double stained for CFSE dilution assay and TfR (mouse anti-human TfR stain), after incubation with the following inflammation mediators: TNFα, IL1β, IL-6, a mixture of the three, or CRM from mouse source.

Cells and cultures

  • The human KG1 leukemic cell line, RPMI8226 myeloma (MM) cell line, HepG2 hepatoma cell line, DU145 prostate carcinoma cell line, and A-MB231 breast cancer cell lines were obtained from American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) .
  • The MM cell line INA6 was kindly provided by Dr. Renate Burger (University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany).
  • Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) were isolated from fresh bone marrow aspirates of patients with myeloma and primary CD138+ myeloma cells were further sorted using CD138 MicroBeads as described previously

Processing whole blood samples

  • Peripheral (PB.1 and PB.2) and cord (CB.1 and CB.2) blood-derived CD34+ cells were obtained from AllCells .
  • Blood collections were performed at AllCells and using standard, 8 ml Vacutainer Cell Processing Tubes (both sodium citrate and sodium heparin-based tubes are acceptable ; , ).
  • Appropriate documentation for informed consent was completed prior to blood collection .
  • Vacutainers were processed within 24 hours of collection.
  • Briefly, the PBMC-containing upper phase was collected and washed with ice-cold PBS .
  • Cells were either frozen down or used directly for purification with the CD34 MicroBead Kit and used according to the manufacturer's protocol.
  • Some samples were treated with Histopaque ( ; St. Louis, ) to minimize the number of red blood cells and centrifuged at 2000 rpm for 20 minutes without braking.
  • The interface containing the PBMCs was removed if samples were treated with histopaque, cells washed again with chilled…

Exposure of IRAK3-depleted THP-1 cells to additional stress results in more inflammation and ROS.

  • Gene expression was analyzed using qRT-PCR and mROS production was determined by flow cytometry in THP-1 cells exposed to 5.5 mM D-glucose and 9.5 mM D-mannitol (osmotic control) or 15 mM D-glucose (n = 6), and 100 ng/ml IL-6 (n = 6).

Isolation of PBMCs and Monocyte-derived DC Generation

  • The DC generation procedure was followed as previously described by Romani et al.
  • and Kim et al.
  • 6/well) were incubated for 5 days in medium'>AIM medium'>V medium containing 800 U/mL of animal-free (AF) recombinant interleukin 4 (rhIL-4) and 1000 U/mL AF-recombinant granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) to induce immature DC (iDC).
  • Fresh medium containing these cytokines was replaced every 3 days.
  • On day 5, to induce mature DCs (mDCs), iDCs were exposed to a cytokine cocktail containing AF-recombinant IL-1β (1000 U/mL) , IL-6 (1000 U/mL) and TNF-α (1000 U/mL) .
  • After 6 h, a 10 µg/mL final concentration of PolyI:C was added to iDCs and cultured for 48 h. At day 7 or 8, the DC culture supernatant was collected and frozen at −80°C.
  • Then, mDCs were harvested and stained with PE or FITC-conjugated antibodies…

Cell Culture

  • Frozen female CD34+ CBCs were supplied by Bio-Resource Center .
  • C34+ CBCs were cultured in hematopoietic culture medium [serum-free X-Vivo10 containing 50 ng/mL IL-6 , 50 ng/mL sIL-6 , 50 ng/mL SCF , ten ng/mL TPO , and 20 ng/mL Flt3/4 ligand ].
  • Reprogrammed cells were cultured in feeder-less primate ES cell medium Repro FF (, .
  • No. RCHEMD004), ReproFF2 (ReproCELL, cat No. RCHEMD006), mTeSR1 ( catalog number 05850) or E8 (16) supplemented with five ng/mL bFGF (total bFGF ten ng/mL) on Pronectin F-coated dishes.
  • Passage of human iPSCs was previously described

Cell cultures

  • Cord blood-derived mast cells were derived in supplemented medium'>StemPro-34 SFM medium including 100 ng/mL recombinant human SCF (hSCF , , ) and 10 ng/mL human IL-6 as previously described

Generation of DC

  • Blood samples from healthy donors are collected after informed consent, in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approval of the of the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are isolated by Ficoll density gradient centrifugation.
  • PBMC are resuspended in 15 ml VLE (very low endotoxin) medium'>RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with 1.5% human serum medium'>(DC medium) at 7.5′107 cells per 75 cm2 culture flask (NUNC, 178905) and incubated at 37°C and 5% CO2 for 1 h. Non-adherent cells are carefully removed by washing.
  • Adherent monocytes are cultured in medium containing 100 ng/ml GM-CSF (Leukine® by Berlex, NC50419-050-30) and 20 ng/ml interleukin-4 (& 104-IL-050-CF) and fed with the same medium on days 3 and 6.
  • On day 6 of culture, the immature C are differentiated into mC by addition of medium containing 10 ng/ml IL-1β…

Purification and Transduction of Mouse and Human Hematopoietic Progenitors

  • Mouse Hematopoietic Progenitors (mLin) were purified from BM mononuclear cells of C57BL6/6J mice byCell Depletion .
  • The mouse cells were then prestimulated in StemSpam SFEM (serum-free expansion medium, StemCells Technologies, Canada) with 50ng/mL mouse Stem Cell Factor (mSCF) , 100ng/mL human Interleukin-11 (hIL-11), 100ng/mL human Flt-3 Ligand (hFlt-3L) and 10ng/mL human Interleukin-3 (hIL-3) (ocky , , ) for 4-6 hours.
  • After which, mLin cells were transduced with the different lentivirus.
  • On the other hand, cord blood was collected from mothers attending the Royal Hospital, , after informed consent and via a protocol approved by the Local Research Ethics.
  • Mononuclear cells (MNC) were obtained by Ficoll density centrifugation and ammonium chloride red cell lysis.
  • Density-separated CB MNCs were depleted for lineage marker positive cells via theSep™ system ( Cell , ) according to the manufacturer’s instructions to generate Lineage negative (Lin)

Liquid Cultures assays

  • Two types of liquid culture were used one for maintaining stem/progenitors and the second for inducing myeloid differentiation.
  • For the maintenance of HSC/progenitors, transduced Lin cells were cultured in IMDM / 10% Fetal Calf Serum (FCS) supplemented with 20ng/mL SCF, 50ng/mL Interleukin-3 (IL-3), 20ng/mL IL-6 and 10ng/mL Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) .
  • Fresh media was added every week.
  • For Myeloid promoting differentiation, transduced cells were cultured as previously described for two weeks ( in IMDM/15% FCS supplemented with 2ng/ml IL-3 and 20ng/ml SCF.
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