The Quantikine Human IL-11 Immunoassay is a 4.5-5.0 hour, solid-phase ELISA designed to measure IL-11 in cell culture supernates, serum, or plasma. It contains Sf 21-expressed recombinant human IL-11 and antibodies raised against recombinant human IL-11. This immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural human IL-11 showed dose curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the recombinant Quantikine kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural IL-11.
Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested on one plate to assess intra-assay precision.
Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in separate assays to assess inter-assay precision.
The recovery of human IL-11 spiked to three different levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.
Average % Recovery
Cell Culture Media (n=5)
Citrate Plasma (n=5)
EDTA Plasma (n=5)
Heparin Plasma (n=5)
To assess the linearity of the assay, five samples were spiked with high concentrations of IL-11 in various matrices and diluted with the appropriate Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Preparation and Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Interleukin-11, also known as AGIF, is a pleiotropic cytokine in the IL-6 family, which also includes LIF, CNTF, Oncostatin M, Cardiotrophin-1, IL-27, and IL-31. It is secreted by osteoblasts, synoviocytes, fibroblasts, chondrocytes, intestinal myofibroblasts, and trophoblasts. It is found in the plasma mainly during inflammation, and is considered to be primarily anti-inflammatory. It stimulates hematopoiesis and thrombopoiesis, regulates macrophage differentiation, and confers mucosal protection in the intestine. It has also been found to enhance T cell polarization toward Th2, promote B cell IgG production, increase osteoclast bone absorption, protect endothelial cells from oxidative stress, and regulate epithelial proliferation and apoptosis. IL-11 signals through a receptor complex that contains IL-11 R alpha and gp130. A soluble form of IL-11 R alpha can bind IL-11 and either form a signaling complex with gp130 on the cell surface or inhibit cell surface IL-11 R alpha/gp130 signaling.
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Bring all reagents and samples to room temperature before use. It is recommended that all samples, standards, and controls be assayed in duplicate.
Prepare all reagents, working standards, and samples as directed in the product insert.
Remove excess microplate strips from the plate frame, return them to the foil pouch containing the desiccant pack, and reseal.
100 µL Assay Diluent
Add 100 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.
100 µL Standard, control, or sample
Add 100 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well. Cover with a plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 3 times for a total of 4 washes.
200 µL Conjugate
Add 200 µL of Conjugate to each well, and cover with a new plate sealer.
For Serum & Plasma Samples: Incubate at room temperature for 2 hours. For Cell Culture Supernate Samples: Incubate at room temperature for 2.5 hours.
Aspirate and wash 4 times.
200 µL Substrate Solution
Add 200 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.
50 µL Stop Solution
Add 50 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Read at 450 nm within 30 minutes. Set wavelength correction to 540 nm or 570 nm.
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