<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Predicted Molecular Mass
Interferon was titrated with the use of the cytopathic effect inhibition assay as described [Rubinstein, S., Familletti, P.C., and Pestka, S. (1981) "Convenient Assay for Interferons," J. Virol. 37, 755-758; Familletti, P.C., Rubinstein, S., and Pestka, S. (1981) "A Convenient and Rapid Cytopathic Effect Inhibition Assay for Interferon," in Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 78 (S. Pestka, ed.), Academic Press, New York, 387-394]. In this antiviral assay for interferon about 1 unit/ml of interferon is the quantity necessary to produce a cytopathic effect of 50%. As there is no international standard for human interferon omega, the units are determined with respect to the international reference standard for human interferon alpha A (Hu-IFN- alpha A) provided by the National Institutes of Health [see Pestka, S. (1986) "Interferon Standards and General Abbreviations," in Methods in Enzymology (S. Pestka, ed.), Academic Press, New York 119, 14-23]. Unit of activity measured on human lung carcinoma cell line A549 with encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV).
Formulation, Preparation and Storage
What does CF mean?
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our
Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant
protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration.
The carrier free version does not contain BSA.
Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) containing 2% bovine serum albumin (BSA)
The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage:
Store the unopened product at -20 to -70 °C. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Do not use past expiration date.
Interferon-omega (IFN-omega), a type I interferon, is a monomeric glycoprotein distantly related in structure to IFN-alpha and IFN-beta, but unrelated to IFN-gamma. The human type I interferon receptor complex, which mediates the biological activity of IFN-alpha and IFN-beta, also binds IFN-omega. The complex is composed of a 100 kDa ligand-binding subunit (IFN-alpha R1) and a 125 kDa subunit (IFN-alpha R2) that is involved both in ligand binding and signal transduction. IFN-omega is secreted by virus-infected leukocytes.
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