Human IL-16 APC-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects human IL-16 in flow cytometry.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG2B Clone # 70720
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human IL-16 isoform 1
    Accession # Q14005
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
  • Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
    10 µL/106 cells
    See below
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 Examples
Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
Detection of IL‑16 in Daudi Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. Daudi human Burkitt's lymphoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human IL‑16 APC‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # IC3161A, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC0041A, open histogram). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (Catalog # FC004) and permeabilized with Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (Catalog # FC005). View our protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules.
Preparation and Storage
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
  • Stability & Storage
    Protect from light. Do not freeze.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Background: IL-16

Interleukin 16, also named Lymphocyte Chemoattractant Factor (LCF), was originally identified as a CD8+ T-cell-derived chemoattractant for CD4+ cells. The biologically active form of IL-16 was originally proposed to be a homotetramer of 14 kDa chains containing 130 amino acid (aa) residue subunits. The complete pro-IL-16 cDNA was subsequently cloned and shown to encode a 631 amino acid residue hydrophilic protein that lacked a signal peptide. The original 130 amino acid residue polypeptide is now believed to have been derived from the C terminus of the precursor. IL-16 precursor protein has been detected in the lysates of various cells including mitogen stimulated PBMCs. The biologically active and secreted natural IL-16 is assumed to be a proteolytic cleavage product of pro-IL-16 generated by proteases present in or on activated CD8+ cells. A likely cleavage site was proposed to be at aspartate residue 510. This would yield a 121 amino acid residue protein, smaller than the 130 aa residue protein first described. The expression of IL-16 precursor mRNA has been detected in various tissues including spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, peripheral leukocytes, bone marrow and cerebellum. The gene for IL-16 precursor has been localized to chromosome 15. The biological activities ascribed to IL-16 are reported to be dependent on the cell surface expression of CD4, suggesting that IL-16 is a CD4 ligand. Besides its chemotactic properties, IL-16 has also been shown to suppress HIV-1 replication in vitro. Over aa 1203-1332, human and mouse IL-16 share 85% aa sequence identity.

  • Long Name:
    Interleukin 16
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3603 (Human); 16170 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    FLJ16806; FLJ42735; FLJ44234; HsT19289; IL16; IL-16; interleukin 16 (lymphocyte chemoattractant factor); LCF; LCFprIL-16; lymphocyte chemoattractant factor; neuronal interleukin 16; NIL16; PRIL16; prointerleukin 16; pro-interleukin-16
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Isotype Controls
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Mouse IgG2B APC-conjugated Antibody

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Staining Reagents
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Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC005 4
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Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (1X)

Flow FC004 3
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Flow Cytometry Fixation & Permeabilization Buffer Kit I

Flow FC009
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Flow Cytometry Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC007
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