IL-18/IL-1F4 in Canine PBMCs. IL-18/IL-1F4 was detected in immersion fixed canine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using Mouse Anti-Canine IL-18/IL-1F4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB29241) at 25 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL007) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Interleukin 18, also known as interferon-gamma-inducing factor (IGIF) or IL-1 gamma, is an 18 kDa member of the IL-1 superfamily which shares biologic activities with IL‑12. IL-18 is expressed by liver cells, monocyte/macrophages, osteoblasts and keratinocytes. Mature canine IL-18 shares 73% sequence identity with human IL-18. Caspase-1 (IL-1 beta-converting enzyme) has been shown to process pro-IL-18 to active IL-18. Human IL-18 has been shown to enhance NK cell activity, induce the production of IFN-gamma and GM-CSF and inhibit the production of IL-10 by PBMCs.
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