Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is a widely expressed proinflammatory cytokine that is structurally and functionally related to interleukin 2 (IL-2). IL-15 signals through JAK kinases to activate STAT3, STAT5, and STAT6 transcription factors. IL-15 regulates the activation of T cells, neutrophils, and macrophages, and is a stimulatory cytokine promoting dendritic cell function. IL-15 expression is dysregulated in chronic inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and pulmonary inflammatory diseases. Therefore, IL-15 may serve as an effective therapeutic target, due to the beneficial outcomes of IL-15 neutralization in models of psoriasis and diabetes. Human IL-15 shows activity on mouse cells.
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Centrifuge vial before opening. Suspend the product by gently pipetting the above recommended solution down the sides of the vial. DO NOT VORTEX. Allow several minutes for complete reconstitution. For prolonged storage, dilute to working aliquots in a 0.1% BSA solution, store at -80°C and avoid repeat freeze thaws.