Detects human IL-2 in direct ELISAs. Does not cross-react with recombinant IL-2 from mouse, rat, pig, or cotton rat.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 5334
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
E. coli-derived recombinant human IL‑2 Ala21-Thr153 Accession # NP_000577
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.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
2.5 µg/106 cells
Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells treated with PMA and Ca2+ ionomycin, fixed with paraformaldehyde, and permeabilized with saponin
Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑2-induced proliferation in the CTLL‑2 mouse cytotoxic T cell line. Gearing, A.J.H. and C.B. Bird (1987) in Lymphokines and Interferons, A Practical Approach. Clemens, M.J. et al. (eds): IRL Press. 276. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.015-0.03 µg/mL in the presence of 2 ng/mL Recombinant Human IL‑2.
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.
Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑2 and Neutralization by Human IL‑2 Antibody. Recombinant Human IL‑2 (Catalog # 202-IL) stimulates proliferation in the CTLL‑2 mouse cytotoxic T cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Human IL‑2 (2 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Human IL‑2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB202). The ND50 is typically 0.015-0.03 µg/mL.
IL‑2 in Human PBMCs. IL‑2 was detected in immersion fixed human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) treated with calcium ionomycin and PMA using Mouse Anti-Human IL‑2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB202) at 8 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL007) 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
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is a cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B cells, T cells, NK cells, and monocyte/macrophages. It functions through the heterotrimeric IL-2 receptor comprising alpha, beta, and gamma chains.
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