Detects human IL-6 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In these formats, less than 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse IL‑6, recombinant bovine IL-6, recombinant porcine IL-6, recombinant equine IL-6, recombinant feline IL-6, recombinant rat IL-6, recombinant cotton rat IL-6, recombinant rabbit IL-6, and recombinant viral IL-6 is observed.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Protein A or G purified
E. coli-derived recombinant human IL-6 Pro29-Met212 Accession # P05231
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑6-induced proliferation in the T118.104.22.168 mouse plasmacytoma cell line [Nordan, R.P. and M. Potter (1986) Science 233:566]. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.05-0.15 µg/mL in the presence of 2.5 ng/mL Recombinant Human IL‑6.
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‑6 and Neutralization by Human IL‑6 Antibody. Recombinant Human IL‑6 (Catalog # 206-IL) stimulates proliferation in the T122.214.171.124 mouse plasmacytoma cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Human IL‑6 (2.5 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Goat Anti‑Human IL‑6 Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AB-206-NA). The ND50 is typically 0.05‑0.15 µg/mL.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 1 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
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 6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic alpha -helical cytokine that plays important roles in acute phase reactions, inflammation, hematopoiesis, bone metabolism, and cancer progression. IL-6 activity is essential for the transition from acute inflammation to either acquired immunity or chronic inflammatory disease. It is secreted by multiple cell types as a 22-28 kDa phosphorylated and variably glycosylated molecule. Mature human IL-6 is 183 amino acids (aa) in length and shares 41% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat IL-6. Alternate splicing generates several isoforms with internal deletions, some of which exhibit antagonistic properties. Human IL-6 is equally active on mouse and rat cells. IL-6 induces signaling through a cell surface heterodimeric receptor complex composed of a ligand binding subunit (IL-6 R) and a signal transducing subunit (gp130). IL-6 binds to IL-6 R, triggering IL-6 R association with gp130 and gp130 dimerization. gp130 is also a component of the receptors for CLC, CNTF, CT-1, IL-11, IL-27, LIF, and OSM. Soluble forms of IL-6 R are generated by both alternate splicing and proteolytic cleavage. In a mechanism known as trans-signaling, complexes of soluble IL-6 and IL-6 R elicit responses from gp130-expressing cells that lack cell surface IL-6 R. Trans-signaling enables a wider range of cell types to respond to IL-6, as the expression of gp130 is ubiquitous, while that of IL-6 R is predominantly restricted to hepatocytes, leukocytes, and lymphocytes. Soluble splice forms of gp130 block trans-signaling from IL-6/IL-6 R but not from other cytokines that utilize gp130 as a coreceptor.
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