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Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein, CF GMP

Catalog # BT-002-GMP | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
Animal-Free. Contains the Cysteine to Serine substitution found in Proleukin® (aldesleukin)
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BT-002-GMP-01M
BT-002-GMP-050

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  • IL-2 Manufactured in Bio-Techne's new GMP facility
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Source

E. coli

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Conjugate

Unconjugated

Applications

Bioactivity

Product Specifications

Source

E. coli-derived human IL-2 protein
Ala21 - Thr153 (Cys145Ser), with and without an N-terminal Met
Produced using non-animal reagents in an animal-free laboratory.Manufactured and tested under cGMP guidelines.

Purity

>97%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining. The molecular weight by mass spectrometry is 15521 ± 5 Da, and a second 15390 ± 5 Da product may be present.

Endotoxin Level

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

N-terminal Sequence Analysis

Met-Ala21-Pro-Thr-Ser-Ser-Ser-Thr-Lys-Lys & Ala21-Pro-Thr-Ser-Ser-Ser-Thr-Lys-Lys-Thr

Predicted Molecular Mass

15.5 kDa

SDS-PAGE

13 kDa, under reducing conditions.

Activity

Measured in a cell proliferation assay using CTLL‑2 mouse cytotoxic T cells. Gearing, A.J.H. and C.B. Bird (1987) in Lymphokines and Interferons, A Practical Approach. Clemens, M.J. et al. (eds): IRL Press. 295.

The ED50 for this effect is 0.0300-0.250 ng/mL.

The specific activity of recombinant human IL-2 is >5.00 x 106 IU/mg, which is calibrated against the human IL-2 WHO International Standard (NIBSC code: 86/500).

Host Cell Protein

< 0.500 ng per μg of protein when tested by ELISA.

Mycoplasma

Negative when tested in a ribosomal RNA hybridization assay.

Host Cell DNA

< 0.00150 ng per µg of protein when tested by PCR.

Scientific Data Images for Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein, CF

Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein Bioactivity.

GMP-grade Recombinant Human IL-2 (Catalog # BT-002-GMP) as measured in a cell proliferation assay using CTLL-2 mouse cytotoxic T cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.0300-0.250 ng/mL. Three independent lots were tested for activity and plotted on the same graph to show lot-to-lot consistency of GMP IL-2.

Equivalent Bioactivity of GMP and Animal-Free grades of Recombinant Human IL-2.

Equivalent bioactivity of GMP (Catalog # BT-002-GMP) and Animal-Free (BT-002-AFL) grades of Recombinant Human IL-2 as measured in a cell proliferation assay using CTLL-2 mouse cytotoxic T cells (orange and green, respectively).

Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein SDS-PAGE.

2 μg/lane of Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein (Catalog # BT-002-GMP) was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by Coomassie® Blue staining, showing bands at 13 kDa.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

BT-002-GMP
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Sodium Acetate with Trehalose.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 500 μg/mL in sterile deionized water.
Shipping The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • A minimum of 12 months when stored at ≤ -20 °C as supplied. Refer to lot specific COA for the Use by Date.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, ≤ -20 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: IL-2

Recombinant Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is expressed in E. coli and has been engineered to contain the serine for cysteine substitution found in Proleukin® (aldesleukin). Recombinant IL-2 is widely used in cell culture for the expansion of T cells.

IL-2 is expressed by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, gamma delta T cells, B cells, dendritic cells, and eosinophils (1 - 3). Mature human IL-2 shares 56% and 66% amino acid (aa) sequence identity with mouse and rat IL-2, respectively. Human and mouse IL-2 exhibit cross-species activity (4). The receptor for IL-2 consists of three subunits that are present on the cell surface in varying preformed complexes (5 - 7). The 55 kDa IL-2 R alpha is specific for IL-2 and binds with low affinity. The 75 kDa IL-2 R beta, which is also a component of the IL-15 receptor, binds IL-2 with intermediate affinity. The 64 kDa common gamma chain gammac/IL-2 R gamma, which is shared with the receptors for IL-4, -7, -9, -15, and -21, does not independently interact with IL-2. Upon ligand binding, signal transduction is performed by both IL-2 R beta and gammac. 

IL-2 is best known for its autocrine and paracrine activity on T cells. It drives resting T cells to proliferate and induces IL-2 and IL-2 R alpha synthesis (1, 2). It contributes to T cell homeostasis by promoting the Fas-induced death of naïve CD4+ T cells but not activated CD4+ memory lymphocytes (8). IL-2 plays a central role in the expansion and maintenance of regulatory T cells, although it inhibits the development of Th17 polarized cells (9 - 11). Thus, IL-2 may be a key cytokine in the natural suppression of autoimmunity (12, 13). 

 IL-2 expression and concentration can have either immunostimulatory effects at high doses or immunosuppressive effects at low doses due to its preferential binding to different receptor subunits expressed by various immune cell types. This has led to the generation of recombinant IL-2 variants aimed at modifying IL-2 receptor binding for increased antitumor efficacy (14, 15). These variants are typically used in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors instead of as a monotherapy (14). IL-2 can be genetically engineered to express in NK cells for CAR T cell therapies, and in combination with other cytokines like IL-15, can increase cell viability and proliferation (16). In addition to adoptive cell transfer and checkpoint blockade inhibitors, cancer vaccines that boost immune responses have been combined with IL-2 treatment with promising results in recent studies (15). 

 In cell culture, IL-2 is a frequently used cytokine for the proliferation, differentiation, and increased antibody secretion of B cells as they transform into plasma cells in vitro (17). IL-2 is also a classically used cytokine for the expansion of NK cells, early differentiated T cells and effector memory Treg cells for adoptive cell transfer cancer immunotherapy (16, 18). GMP IL-2 is a commonly used supplement for the expansion of these cell types for cellular therapies.

References

  1. Ma, A. et al. (2006) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 24:657.
  2. Gaffen, S.L. and K.D. Liu (2004) Cytokine 28:109.
  3. Taniguchi, T. et al.  (1983) Nature 302:305.
  4. Mosmann, T.R. et al. (1987) J. Immunol. 138:1813.
  5. Liparoto, S.F. et al. (2002) Biochemistry 41:2543.
  6. Wang, X. et al. (2005) Science 310:1159.
  7. Bodnar, A. et al. (2008) Immunol. Lett. 116:117.
  8. Jaleco, S. et al. (2003) J. Immunol. 171:61.
  9. Malek, T.R. (2003) J. Leukoc. Biol. 74:961.
  10. Laurence, A. et al. (2007) Immunity 26:371.
  11. Kryczek, I. et al. (2007) J. Immunol. 178:6730.
  12. Afzali, B. et al. (2007) Clin. Exp. Immunol. 148:32.
  13. Fehervari, Z. et al. (2006) Trends Immunol. 27:109.
  14. Xue, D. et al. (2021) Antib Ther. 4:123. 
  15. Wolfarth, A.A. et al. (2022) Immune Netw. 22:e5.
  16. Koehl, U. et al. (2015) Oncoimmunology. 5:e1115178.
  17. Marsman, C. et al. (2022) Front. Immunol. 13:815449.
  18. Chamucero-Millares, J.A.et al. (2021) Cell Immunol. 360:104257. 

Long Name

Interleukin 2

Alternate Names

Aldesleukin, IL2, Proleukin, TCGF

Entrez Gene IDs

3558 (Human); 16183 (Mouse); 116562 (Rat); 396868 (Porcine); 280822 (Bovine); 403989 (Canine); 100034204 (Equine); 751114 (Feline); 100302458 (Rabbit)

Gene Symbol

IL2

UniProt

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Product Documents for Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein, CF

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Manufacturing Specifications

GMP Proteins
R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne Brand's GMP proteins are produced according to relevant sections of the following documents: USP Chapter 1043, Ancillary Materials for Cell, Gene and Tissue-Engineered Products and Eu. Ph. 5.2.12, Raw Materials of Biological Origin for the Production of Cell-based and Gene Therapy Medicinal Products.


R&D Systems' quality focus includes:

  • Manufactured and tested under an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified quality system
  • Documented processes and QA control of documentation and process changes
  • Personnel training programs
  • Raw material testing and vendor qualification/monitoring
  • Fully validated equipment, processes and test methods
  • Equipment calibration schedules using a computerized calibration program
  • Facility maintenance, safety programs and pest control
  • Material review process for variances
  • Monitoring of stability over product shelf-life


R&D Systems strives to provide our customers with the analytical characteristics of each product so that customers may determine whether our products are appropriate for their research. The Certificate of Analysis provided contains the following lot specific information:

  • N-terminal amino acid analysis, SDS-PAGE analysis, and endotoxin level (as determined by LAL assay) performed on each bulk QC lot, not on individual bottlings of each QC lot
  • Post-bottling lot-specific bioassay results (compliance with an established range) and results of microbial testing according to USP
  • Host Cell Protein testing performed by ELISA
  • Mycoplasma testing by ribosomal RNA hybridization assay


Additional testing and documentation requested by the customer can be arranged at an additional cost.

Production records and facilities are available for examination by appropriate personnel on-site at R&D Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. 

R&D Systems sells GMP grade products for preclinical or clinical ex vivo use. They are not for in vivo use. Please read the following End User Terms prior to using this product.

Animal-Free Manufacturing Conditions
Our dedicated controlled-access animal-free laboratories ensure that at no point in production are the products exposed to potential contamination by animal components or byproducts. Every stage of manufacturing is conducted in compliance with R&D Systems' stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Production and purification procedures use equipment and media that are confirmed animal-free.

Production

  • All molecular biology procedures use animal-free media and dedicated labware.
  • Dedicated fermentors are utilized in committed animal-free areas.

Purification

  • Protein purification columns are animal-free.
  • Bulk proteins are filtered using animal-free filters.
  • Purified proteins are stored in animal-free containers in a dedicated cold storage room.

Quality Assurance

  • Low Endotoxin Level.
  • No impairment of biological activity.
  • High quality product obtained under stringent conditions.

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      Product Specific Notices for Recombinant Human IL-2 GMP Protein, CF

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