Feline IL-4 Antibody

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AF984
AF984-SP
Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Feline IL‑4 Antibody.
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Feline IL-4 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Feline
Specificity
Detects feline IL‑4 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 15% cross-reactivity with recombinant canine IL-4, recombinant cotton rat IL-4, recombinant human IL-4, recombinant mouse IL-4, recombinant porcine IL-4, and recombinant rat IL-4 is observed.
Source
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Purification
Antigen Affinity-purified
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant feline IL‑4
Gln24-His133
Accession # P55030
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Feline IL‑4 (Catalog # 984-FL)
Neutralization
Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑4-induced proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line. Kitamura, T. et al. (1989) J. Cell Physiol. 140:323. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 2-8 µg/mL in the presence of 100 ng/mL Recombinant Feline IL‑4.

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.

Data Example

Neutralization Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Feline IL‑4 Antibody. View Larger

Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Feline IL‑4 Antibody. Recombinant Feline IL‑4 (Catalog # 984-FL) stimulates proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Feline IL‑4 (100 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Goat Anti-Feline IL‑4 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF984). The ND50 is typically 2-8 µg/mL.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Availability
Size / Price
Qty
RB01
Shipping
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.

Background: IL-4

Interleukin-4 (IL-4), also known as B cell-stimulatory factor-1, is a monomeric, approximately 13-18 kDa Th2 cytokine that shows pleiotropic effects during immune responses (1‑3). It is a glycosylated polypeptide that contains three intrachain disulfide bridges and adopts a bundled four alpha -helix structure (4). Feline IL-4 is synthesized with a 24 amino acid (aa) signal sequence. Mature feline IL-4 shares 81%, 64%, 49%, 40%, and 40% aa sequence identity with canine, bovine, human, mouse, and rat IL-4, respectively. Human IL-4 is active on feline dendritic cells (5). IL-4 exerts its effects through two receptor complexes (6, 7). The type I receptor, which is expressed on hematopoietic cells, is a heterodimer of the ligand binding IL-4 R alpha and the common gamma chain (a shared subunit of the receptors for IL-2, -7, -9, -15, and -21). The type II receptor on nonhematopoietic cells consists of IL-4 R alpha and IL-13 R alpha 1. The type II receptor also transduces IL-13 mediated signals. IL-4 is primarily expressed by Th2-biased CD4+ T cells, mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils (1, 2). It promotes cell proliferation, survival, and immunoglobulin class switch to IgE in B cells, acquisition of the Th2 phenotype by naïve CD4+ T cells, priming and chemotaxis of mast cells, eosinophils, and basophils, and the proliferation and activation of epithelial cells (8-11). IL-4 plays a dominant role in the development of allergic inflammation and asthma (10, 12).

References
  1. Benczik, M. and S.L. Gaffen (2004) Immunol. Invest. 33:109.
  2. Chomarat, P. and J. Banchereau (1998) Int. Rev. Immunol. 17:1.
  3. SwissProt # P55030.
  4. Redfield, C. et al. (1991) Biochemistry 30:11029.
  5. Sprague, W.S. et al. (2005) J. Comp. Pathol. 133:136.
  6. Mueller, T.D. et al. (2002) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1592:237.
  7. Nelms, K. et al. (1999) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 17:701.
  8. Paludan, S.R. (1998) Scand. J. Immunol. 48:459.
  9. Corthay, A. (2006) Scand. J. Immunol. 64:93.
  10. Ryan, J.J. et al. (2007) Crit. Rev. Immunol. 27:15.
  11. Grone, A. (2002) Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 88:1.
  12. Rosenberg, H.F. et al. (2007) J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 119:1303.
Long Name
Interleukin 4
Entrez Gene IDs
3565 (Human); 16189 (Mouse); 287287 (Rat); 397225 (Porcine); 280824 (Bovine); 403785 (Canine); 574281 (Primate); 100302454 (Rabbit)
Alternate Names
B cell growth factor 1; BCDF; B-cell stimulatory factor 1; BCGF1; BCGF-1; binetrakin; BSF1; BSF-1; IL4; IL-4; IL-4B_cell stimulatory factor 1; interleukin 4; interleukin-4; Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1; MGC79402; pitrakinra

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