|Calculated MW||21550 Da|
|Positive Control||Western Blot: recombinant protein|
|Application & Usage||Western blot: 1-4 µg|
|Other Names||Leukocyte interferon, B cell interferon, Type I Interferon, IFNA2, IFN-α 2a.|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2 containing 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||IFN-alpha 2a Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||IFNA2A, IFNA2B, IFNA2C|
|Function||Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities.|
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Interferons (IFNs) are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens. They belong to the large class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. IFN-alpha is produced by macrophages and has antiviral activities. IFNs also have other functions: they activate immune cells, such as natural killer cells and macrophages; they increase recognition of infection or tumor cells by up-regulating antigen presentation to T lymphocytes; and they increase the ability of uninfected host cells to resist new infection by virus.
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