Human IL-4 R alpha Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human IL-4 R alpha in direct ELISAs. In direct ELISAs, approximately 10% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse IL-4 R is observed, and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) IL-5 R alpha, rhIL-5 R beta, rhIL-9 R, rhIL-13 R alpha 1, and rhIL-13 R alpha 2 is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant human IL-4 R alpha
    Gly24-His232
    Accession # P24394
  • 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.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Immunocytochemistry
    5-15 µg/mL
    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
Immunocytochemistry
IL‑4 R alpha in Human PBMCs. IL‑4 R alpha was detected in immersion fixed unstimulated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using Sheep Anti-Human IL‑4 R alpha Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF6844) at 5 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL010) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to plasma membranes. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.2 mg/mL.
  • 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 R alpha

Interleukin 4 (IL-4) is a pleiotropic cytokine produced by activated T cells, mast cells, and basophils. The biological functions of IL-4 are mediated by the binding of IL‑4 to high-affinity cell surface receptor complexes. Two types of IL-4 receptor complexes have been described. The type I IL-4 receptor complex is composed of a high-affinity IL-4-binding subunit (referred to as IL-4 R alpha ) and the common gamma chain that does not bind IL-4 by itself. The type II IL-4 receptor complex is composed of IL-4 R alpha and IL-13 R alpha 1. Besides IL-4 signals, the type II IL-4 receptor complex can also transduce IL-13 signals. In the type II complex, the IL-4 R alpha subunit binds only IL-4 and not IL-13. Similarly, the IL-13 R alpha 1 subunit binds only IL-13 and not IL-4. The cDNA clones for both the human and mouse IL-4 R alpha have been isolated and shown to encode an approximately 140 kDa type I transmembrane protein with a large cytoplasmic domain that is essential for signal transduction. In mouse cells, an alternatively spliced variant encoding a soluble secreted IL-4 R alpha isoform has also been identified. Naturally occurring soluble IL-4 R alpha that binds IL-4 with high-affinity has been found in mouse and human biological fluids.

  • References:
    1. Keegan, A.D. (2001) in Cytokine Reference, Academic Press, Vol. 1:127.
  • Long Name:
    Interleukin 4 Receptor alpha
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3566 (Human); 16190 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    CD124 antigen; CD124; IL-4 R alpha; IL-4 receptor subunit alpha; IL4R alpha; IL-4R subunit alpha; IL4R; IL-4Ra; IL4RACD124; IL-4R-alpha; interleukin 4 receptor; interleukin-4 receptor alpha chain; interleukin-4 receptor subunit alpha
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