"Super-active" Interleukin-33 (IL-33) fragment Peptide
- Name Jean-Philippe Girard
- Institute University of Toulouse
Tool name: "Super-active" Interleukin-33 (IL-33) fragment Peptide
Alternate names: Interleukin-33, IL-33, C9orf26, IL1F11, NFHEV
Tool type: Proteins
Tool sub-type: Cytokine
Function: Recombinant Protein; Agonist
Description: Interleukin 33 is a member of the IL-1 family that potently drives production of T helper-2 (Th2)-associated cytokines. IL-33 is expressed by a wide variety of cell types, including fibroblasts, mast cells, dendritic cells, macrophages, osteoblasts, endothelial cells, and epithelial cells. Extracellular IL-33 activates a growing number of target cells, including group 2 innate lymphoid cells, mast cells and regulatory T cells. It can be used in life science research to induce inflammation in vivo and in vitro. IL-33 has also been shown to be effective in reversing Alzheimer-like symptoms in APP/PS1 mice, by reversing the buildup and preventing the new formation of amyloid plaques.
Research area: Immunology
Purpose: Recombinant Protein; Agonist
- For Research Use Only
- • Lefrançais et al. 2012. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(5):1673-8. PMID: 22307629.