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Recombinant Human IL-4R alpha Protein, CF

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # 230-4RB

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Sf 21 (stably transfected)

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Product Specifications


Spodoptera frugiperda, Sf 21 (stably transfected)-derived human IL-4R alpha protein


>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.

Endotoxin Level

<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis


Predicted Molecular Mass

24 kDa


26-39 kDa, reducing conditions


Measured by its ability to inhibit IL-4-dependent proliferation of TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cells. Kitamura, T. et al. (1989) J. Cell Physiol. 140:323.
The ED50 for this effect is 2‑10 ng/mL in the presence 0.2 ng/mL of Recombinant Human IL‑4 (Catalog # 204-IL) .

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in PBS.

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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-4R alpha

Interleukin 4 Receptor alpha (IL‑4 R alpha), also known as CD124 and BSF receptor, is a widely expressed 140 kDa transmembrane glycoprotein in the class I cytokine receptor family. IL‑4 R alpha plays an important role in Th2‑biased immune responses, alternative macrophage activation, mucosal immunity, allergic inflammation, tumor progression, and atherogenesis (1‑5). Mature human IL‑4 R alpha consists of a 207 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD) that contains a cytokine binding region and one fibronectin type‑III domain, a 24 aa transmembrane segment, and a 569 aa cytoplasmic domain that contains one Box 1 motif and one ITIM motif (6, 7). Within the ECD, human IL‑4 R alpha shares 51% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat IL‑4 R alpha. Soluble forms of IL‑4 R alpha, generated by alternate splicing or proteolysis, retain ligand binding properties and inhibit IL‑4 bioactivity (8‑11). IL‑4 R alpha is a component of two distinct receptor complexes and shows species selectivity between human and mouse (6). It can associate with the common gamma chain ( gammac) to form the IL‑4 responsive type I receptor in which gammac increases the affinity for IL‑4 and enables signaling (12, 13). It can alternatively associate with IL‑13 R alpha1 to form the type II receptor which is responsive to both IL‑4 and IL‑13 (14, 15). The use of shared receptor components contributes to the overlapping biological effects of IL‑4 and IL‑13 as well as other cytokines that utilize gammac (i.e. IL‑2, IL‑7, IL‑9, IL‑15, and IL‑21) (16, 17).


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  2. Gordon, S. and F.O. Martinez (2010) Immunity 32:593.
  3. Kuperman, D.A. and R.P. Schleimer (2008) Curr. Mol. Med. 8:384.
  4. Li, Z. et al. (2009) Cell. Mol. Immunol. 6:415.
  5. Lee, Y.W. et al. (2010) Biomol. Ther. 18:135.
  6. Idzerda, R.L. et al. (1990) J. Exp. Med. 171:861.
  7. Galizzi, J.P. et al. (1990) Int. Immunol. 2:669.
  8. Kruse, S. et al. (1999) Int. Immunol. 11:1965.
  9. Blum, H. et al. (1996) J. Immunol. 157:1846.
  10. Jung, T. et al. (1999) Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. 119:23.
  11. Mosley, B. et al. (1989) Cell 59:335.
  12. Kondo, M. et al. (1993) Science 262:1874.
  13. Russell, S.M. et al. (1993) Science 262:1880.
  14. Hilton, D.J. et al. (1996) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93:497.
  15. Aman, M.J. et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:29265.
  16. Ramalingam, T.R. et al. (2008) Nat. Immunol. 9:25.
  17. Overwijk, W.W. and K.S. Schluns (2009) Clin. Immunol. 132:153.

Long Name

Interleukin 4 Receptor alpha

Alternate Names

CD124, IL-4 R alpha, IL-4Ra, IL4R, IL4R alpha

Entrez Gene IDs

3566 (Human); 16190 (Mouse); 102133649 (Cynomolgus Monkey)

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