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.1, 2, 6 With the exception of IL-17B, which exists as a non-covalently linked dimer, all IL-17 family members are disulfide-linked dimers.3 IL-17 family proteins are pro-inflammatory cytokines that induce local cytokine production and are involved in the regulation of immune functions.1, 2, 6 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.1-6 Mouse IL-17D is synthesized as a 205 aa precursor that contains a putative 24 amino acid (aa) signal peptide and a 181 aa mature segment. 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.1 IL-17D binding to a mouse IL-17 R/Fc construct in a functional ELISA has neen shown. IL-17D is known to induce the production of IL-8, IL-6 and GM-CSF.5.
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. Freezing R-Phycoerythrin (PE) conjugates will result in a substantial loss of activity.