Equine IL-2 Antibody Summary
Accession # NP_001078902.1
Equine IL-2 Sandwich Immunoassay
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
IL‑2 in Equine PBMCs. IL-2 was detected in immersion fixed equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using Goat Anti-Equine IL-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1613) at 15 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL001) 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
- 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 2 was initially identified as a T cell growth factor that is produced by T cells following activation by mitogens or antigens (1). IL-2 has since been found to also stimulate the growth and differentiation of B cells, natural killer (NK) cells, lymphocyte activated killer (LAK) cells, monocytes/macrophages and oligodendrocytes (2).
The biological activity of IL-2 is mediated by the binding of IL-2 to cell surface receptor complexes. The functional high-affinity receptor that mediate IL-2 signals is composed of three polypeptide chains, the IL-2 receptor alpha, beta and gamma subunits (3). IL-2 also signals via the intermediate affinity receptor complex of the beta and gamma subunits (4). In T cells, the beta and gamma subunits are shared with the IL-15 receptor complex (5). The gamma subunit of the IL-2 receptor complex has also been shown to be a subunit of the receptor complexes of IL-4, IL-7, IL-9 and IL-21 (6).
At the amino acid sequence level, equine IL-2 shares 72%, 70%, 56% and 54% sequence similarities with human, porcine, rat and mouse IL-2, respectively. It has been reported that equine IL-2 augmented proliferation in equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells, but has no effect on mouse CTLL-2 cells (7).
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