Measured by its ability to induce STAT3 activation in human U87 cells.
SDS-PAGE Activity assay The optimal working dilution should be determined by the end user.
Lyophilized from 10mM Sodium Phosphate, pH 7.5.
Store at -20°C. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to be further diluted in buffer containing carrier protein (e.g. 0.1% BSA) and stored in aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.
IL31, which is made principally by activated Th2-type T cells, interacts with a heterodimeric receptor consisting of IL31RA (MIM 609510) and OSMR (MIM 601743) that is constitutively expressed on epithelial cells and keratinocytes. IL31 may be involved in the promotion of allergic skin disorders and in regulating other allergic diseases, such as asthma (Dillon et al., 2004 [PubMed 15184896]).[supplied by OMIM