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Recombinant Rat IL-1ra/IL-1F3 Protein, CF

Catalog # 1545-RA/CF | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
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E. coli





Product Specifications


E. coli-derived rat IL-1ra/IL-1F3 protein
His27-Gln178, with an N-terminal Met


>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.

Endotoxin Level

<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis


Predicted Molecular Mass

17.5 kDa


Measured by its ability to inhibit IL-1 alpha-dependent proliferation in D10.G4.1 mouse helper T cells. Symons, J.A. et al. (1987) in Lymphokines and Interferons, a Practical Approach. Clemens, M.J. et al. (eds): IRL Press. 272.
The ED50 for this effect is 38-150 ng/mL in the presence of 50 pg/mL of rrIL-1 alpha.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS and DTT.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: IL-1ra/IL-1F3

Interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), IL-1 beta, and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) are members of the IL-1 family. IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta are agonists that bind the functional IL-1 receptor I (IL-1 RI), which then recruits the IL-1 receptor accessory protein (IL-1 R AcP/IL-1 R3) and initiates signal transduction pathways that include the NF-kappa B. JNK/AP-1, and p38 MAP kinase pathways. Both IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta also bind the non‑signaling IL-1 RII that functions as a decoy receptor. IL-1ra is a receptor antagonist that binds both IL-1 RI and II with equal affinity as the IL-1 alpha and beta. Binding of IL-1ra to IL-1 RI does not initiate signal transduction pathways. IL-1 alpha and beta are pro‑inflammatory cytokines that play an important role in host defense. The imbalance between IL-1 ( alpha and  beta) and IL-1ra can influence the development of various pathologic conditions associated with chronic inflammation and tissue destruction. Pre‑clinical and clinical studies have indicated that IL-1ra may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic myelogenous leukemia (1, 2).

Rat IL-1ra cDNA encodes a 178 amino acid (aa) residues secreted protein with a 26 aa signal peptide. Although intracellular isoforms of human IL-1ra that are transcribed from the same gene using different promotors have been described, analogous rat isoforms have not been reported. Rat IL-1ra shares 89% and 73% aa sequence homology with mouse and human IL-1ra, respectively. Secreted IL-1ra has been shown to be expressed by monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, fibroblasts and hepatocytes (1, 2).


  1. Dinarello, C.A. (1996) Blood 87:2095 (review).
  2. Arend, W.P. (2002) Growth Factor Reviews 23:323 (review).

Long Name

Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist

Alternate Names

DIRA, ICIL-1ra, IL-1F3, IL-1ra3, IL-1RN, IL1ra, IL1RN, MVCD4

Entrez Gene IDs

3557 (Human); 16181 (Mouse); 60582 (Rat); 397499 (Porcine)

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