The Interleukin 17 (IL-17) family proteins, comprising six members (IL-17, IL-17B through IL-17F), are secreted, structurally related proteins that share a conserved cystine-knot fold near the C-terminus, but have considerable sequence divergence at the N-terminus. With the exception of IL-17B, which exists as a non-covalently linked dimer, all IL-17 family members are disulfide-linked dimers. IL-17 family proteins are pro-inflammatory cytokines that induce local cytokine production and are involved in the regulation of immune functions. Two receptors (IL-17 R, and IL-17B R), which are activated by IL-17 family members, have been identified. In addition, at least three additional orphan type I transmembrane receptors with homology to IL-17 R, including IL-17 RL (IL-17 RC), IL-17 RD, and IL-17 RE, have also been reported. Mouse IL-17D is synthesized as a 205 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a putative aa signal peptide and a 181 aa mature segment. The mature region contains two potential N-linked glycosylation sites and eight cysteines, four of which are involved in the formation of a modified cysteine-knot motif. The molecule is reported to exist as a 53kD disulfide-linked homodimer. Given that its predicted homodimeric molecular weight is 40kD, the molecule is presumably glycosylated. In the mature region, mouse IL-17D is 88% aa identical to human IL-17D. There is less that 30% aa identity between mouse IL-17D and other members of the mouse IL-17 family. IL-17D is expressed in skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, fetal liver, and heart, plus resting CD4+ T cells and CD19+ B cells.
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry. Other applications not tested.
Flow cytometry: Use 10ul to label 5x10e5 cells.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C before opening. DO NOT FREEZE! Stable at 4 degrees C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use. Stable for at least 12 months at 4 degrees C. Freezing APC conjugates will result in a substantial loss of activity. APC conjugates are sensitive to light.