Human Interleukin family 1 Member 7 (IL1F7) is a member of the Interleukin 1 cytokine family. Five alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been reported with distinct expression profiles. The longest IL1F7 transcript, referred to as IL1F7b or IL1F7 isoform 1, encodes a 218 amino acid residues proprotein containing a 45 amino acid propeptide, which is cleaved to generate mature protein. IL1F7b binds to IL18 R alpha with low affinity but does not exert any IL18 agonistic or antagonistic effects. IL1F7b also binds interleukin 18 binding protein (IL-18BP), an inhibitory binding protein of interleukin 18 (IL-18), and subsequently forms a complex with IL18 receptor beta subunit, and through which it inhibits the activity of IL-18.
- This recombinant protein can be used for biological assays. For research use only.