Determined by its chemoattractivity with human monocytes at the range of 1.0-10.0 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 binds to several chemokine receptors including chemokine binding protein 2 and chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (CCR5). CCR5 is a co-receptor for HIV, and binding of this protein to CCR5 inhibits HIV entry. The copy number of this gene varies among individuals; most individuals have 1-6 copies in the diploid genome, although rare individuals have zero or more than six copies. The human genome reference assembly contains two full copies of the gene and a partial pseudogene. This record represents the more centromeric full-length gene. [provided by RefSeq