Immune Interferon, type II interferon, T cell interferon, MAF
IFN-γ is an acid-labile interferon produced by CD4 and CD8 T lymphocytes as well as activated NK cells. IFN-γ receptors are present in most immune cells, which respond to IFN-γ signaling by increasing the surface expression of class I MHC proteins. This promotes the presentation of antigen to T-helper (CD4+) cells. IFN-γ signaling in antigen-presenting cells and antigen-recognizing B and T lymphocytes regulate the antigen-specific phases of the immune response. Additionally, IFN-γ stimulates a number of lymphoid cell functions including the anti-microbial and anti-tumor responses of macrophages, NK cells, and neutrophils. Human IFN-γ species-specific and is biologically active only in human and primate cells. Recombinant human IFN-γ is a 16.7 kDa protein containing 143 amino acid residues.
Greater than 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Endotoxin Level :
Endotoxin level is less than 0.1 ng per μg (1EU/μg).
Biological Activity :
Determined by its ability to induce apoptosis in HeLa cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 5.0-10.0 ng/ml.