Human IL-8

Human IL-8

IL-8 stands for interleukin 8. Human IL-8 is a recombinant protein optimized for use in cell culture, differentiation studies, and functional assays.

Applications

Human IL-8 can be used for a variety of applications, including:
  • Study of leukocyte chemotaxis.
  • Investigation of CXCR1 and CXCR2 signaling pathway.

Background information

Interleukin 8 (IL-8), also known as CXCL8, is a pro-inflammatory molecule belonging to the CXC chemokine family. The precursor form of IL-8 is cleaved into several mature isoforms (including 72 aa and 77 aa) and is secreted by several type of cells, especially monocytes and endothelial cells, upon pro-inflammatory stimulation. IL-8 signals through the CXCR1 and CXCR2 receptors, chemoattracts and activates granulocytes, predominantly neutrophils, T cells, and plays also an angiogenic role. Overexpression of IL-8 can lead to epithelial damage and injury of the airway tissues.

Quality description

Research-grade
cytokines are suitable for a wide variety of cell culture applications. They are sterile-filtered prior to lyophilization. Generally, endotoxin levels are <0.1 ng/μg (<1 EU/μg), and purities are >95%. The biological activity is tested in appropriate bioassays.
Premium-grade
cytokines offer the convenience of high and well-defined biological activities and allow exact unit dosing for demanding applications. The biological activity is determined after lyophilization and reconstitution, and normalized to WHO/NIBSC standards whenever available. In general, endotoxin levels are <0.01 ng/μg (<0.1 EU/μg), and purities are >97%. Lot-specific certificates of analysis are available on request (macstec@miltenyibiotec.de).

Biological activity

  • Migration assay using neutrophils (NIBSC code 89/520)
  • premium grade: ≥ 1×
    10
    6
    IU/mg
  • research grade: ≥ 8×
    10
    5
    IU/mg
Product options: 6
130-122-354

Human IL-8, research grade

E. coli
10 µg
-
130-122-353

Human IL-8, research grade

E. coli
25 µg
-
130-122-357

Human IL-8, premium grade

E. coli
10 µg
-
130-122-359

Human IL-8, premium grade

E. coli
25 µg
-
130-122-360

Human IL-8, premium grade

E. coli
100 µg
-
130-122-361

Human IL-8, premium grade

E. coli
1000 µg
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