Human IL-18 BPa Antibody

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MAB119
MAB119-SP
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Human IL-18 BPa Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human IL-18 BPa in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, does not cross-react with recombinant mouse (rm) IL‑18 BPc or rmIL-18 BPd.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 136033
Purification
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Immunogen
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human IL-18 BPa
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human IL‑18 BPa Fc Chimera (Catalog # 119-BP)

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.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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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-18 BPa

Interleukin 18 binding protein (IL-18 BP) is a secreted glycoprotein, which functions as an IL-18 antagonist by binding to IL-18 and blocking its biological activity. IL‑18 BP bears no amino acid sequence homology to the membrane-associated IL-18 and IL-1 receptor proteins. The gene for human IL-18 BP has been localized to chromosome 11q13. It encodes for at least four isoforms by alternative splicing. The IL-18 BP isoforms a and c each contain one immunoglobulin (Ig)-like C2-type domain while isoforms b and d lack a complete Ig domain. The complete Ig domain has been shown to be essential to the binding and neutralizing properties of the binding proteins. Two isoforms of mouse IL18 BP (c and d) containing the complete Ig domain have also been isolated and shown to neutralize IL-18 bioactivity. Human and mouse IL-18 BPs share approximately 61% amino acid sequence identity. Several poxviruses also encode proteins with sequence similarity to the human and mouse IL-18 BP. Viral IL-18 BPs have been shown to bind and inhibit IL-18 responses and may be involved in modulating host immune responses. The expression of IL-18 BP is markedly upregulated by IFN-gamma, suggesting that IL-18 activity is modulated by a negative feedback mechanism mediated by IL-18 BP.

References
  1. Mühl, H. et al. (2000) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 267:960.
  2. Kim, S-H. et al. (2000) Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 97:1190.
  3. Calderara, S. et al. (2001) Virology 279:22.
Long Name
Interleukin 18 Binding Protein Isoform a
Entrez Gene IDs
10068 (Human); 84388 (Rat); 107126419 (Cynomolgus Monkey)
Alternate Names
IL18 BPa; IL-18 BPa; IL18BP; IL-18BP; IL18BPa; interleukin 18 binding protein; interleukin-18-binding protein; MC51L-53L-54L homolog gene product; tadekinig-alfa

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