Determined by its chemoattractivity with CCR5-transfected cells at 0.1-10.0 ng/ml
SDS-PAGE Activity assay The optimal working dilution should be determined by the end user.
Lyophilized from solutions contain no sodiun azide nor carrier protein.
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.
This gene is one of several cytokine genes clustered on the q-arm of chromosome 17. Cytokines are a family of secreted proteins involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. This protein is similar to CCL4 which inhibits HIV entry by binding to the cellular receptor CCR5. The copy number of this gene varies among individuals; most individuals have 1-5 copies in the diploid genome, although rare individuals do not contain this gene at all. The human genome reference assembly contains two copies of this gene. This record represents the more telomeric gene. [provided by RefSeq