Stimulation of fibroblast proliferation and prostaglandin production by purified recombinant murine interleukin 1.


Recombinant murine interleukin 1 (IL-1) obtained from a clone of Escherichia coli containing an IL-1 expression plasmid was purified to homogeneity using a sequential extraction procedure and gel filtration chromatography. The purified recombinant IL-1 exhibited a pI of approximately 5.2 and a sp act of 6 X 10(6) units/mg. These values are in agreement with… (More)