Accession NumberP43432 & NP032377
BackgroundIL-12 is involved in the differentiation of naive T cells into Th1 cells. It is known as a T cell-stimulating factor, which can stimulate the growth and function of T cells. It stimulates the production of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) from T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, and reduces IL-4 mediated suppression of IFN-γ. T cells that produce IL-12 have a coreceptor, CD30, which is associated with IL-12 activity. IL-12 plays an important role in the activities of natural killer cells and T lymphocytes. IL-12 mediates enhancement of the cytotoxic activity of NK cells and CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH7.4.
ALTnamesIL-12, Interleukin 12, Interleukin-12 subunit alpha,IL-12A,Cytotoxic lymphocyte maturation factor 35 kDa subunit,CLMF p35,IL-12 subunit p35,NK cell