|Other Names||Interleukin-12 subunit beta, IL-12B, Cytotoxic lymphocyte maturation factor 40 kDa subunit, CLMF p40, IL-12 subunit p40, NK cell stimulatory factor chain 2, NKSF2, IL12B, NKSF2|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Cytokine that can act as a growth factor for activated T and NK cells, enhance the lytic activity of NK/lymphokine- activated killer cells, and stimulate the production of IFN-gamma by resting PBMC.|
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IL12B is a subunit of interleukin 12, a cytokinethat acts on T and natural killer cells, and has a broad array ofbiological activities. Interleukin 12 is a disulfide-linkedheterodimer composed of the 40 kD cytokine receptor like subunitencoded by this gene, and a 35 kD subunit encoded by IL12A. Thiscytokine is expressed by activated macrophages that serve as anessential inducer of Th1 cells development. This cytokine has beenfound to be important for sustaining a sufficient number ofmemory/effector Th1 cells to mediate long-term protection to anintracellular pathogen. Overexpression of this gene was observed inthe central nervous system of patients with multiple sclerosis(MS), suggesting a role of this cytokine in the pathogenesis of thedisease. The promoter polymorphism of this gene has been reportedto be associated with the severity of atopic and non-atopic asthmain children.
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