Mouse IL-13 Antibody

Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody
Catalog # Availability Size / Price Qty
MAB413R-100
MAB413R-SP

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Mouse IL-13 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Mouse
Specificity
Detects mouse IL-13 in direct ELISAs.
Source
Recombinant Monoclonal Rat IgG2A Clone # 38213R
Purification
Protein A or G purified from cell culture supernatant
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant mouse IL-13
Accession # P20109
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.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Mouse IL‑13 (Catalog # 413-ML)

Mouse IL-13 Sandwich Immunoassay

Recommended Concentration
Reagent
ELISA Capture (Matched Antibody Pair)
2-8 µg/mL 

Use in combination with:

Detection Reagent: Mouse IL‑13 Biotinylated Antibody (Catalog # BAF413)

Standard: Recombinant Mouse IL-13 Protein (Catalog # 413-ML)

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.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
Catalog #
Availability
Size / Price
Qty
RB01
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-13

IL-13 is a 17 kDa immunoregulatory cytokine that plays a key role in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma and atopy. It is secreted by Th1 and Th2 CD4+ T cells, NK cells, visceral smooth muscle cells, eosinophils, mast cells, and basophils (1-3). IL-13 circulates as a monomer with two internal disulfide bonds that contribute to a bundled four alpha -helix configuration (4, 5). Mature mouse IL-13 shares 57%, 75%, and 58% amino acid sequence identity with human, rat, and rhesus IL-13, respectively. Despite the low homology, it exhibits cross-species activity between human, mouse, and rat (6, 7). IL-13 has diverse activities on numerous cell types (8). On macrophages, IL-13 suppresses the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other cytotoxic substances. On B cells, IL-13 induces immunoglobulin class switching to IgE, upregulates the expression of MHC class II, CD71, CD72, and CD23, and costimulates proliferation. IL-13 upregulates IL-6 while downregulating IL-1 and TNF-alpha production by fibroblasts and endothelial cells. IL-13 binds with low affinity to IL-13 R alpha 1, triggering IL-13 R alpha 1 association with IL-4 R alpha. This high affinity receptor complex also functions as the type 2 IL-4 receptor complex (9, 10). Additionally, IL-13 binds with high affinity to IL-13 R alpha 2 which is expressed intracellularly, on the cell surface, and as a soluble molecule (11-14). IL-13 R alpha 2 regulates the bioavailability of both IL-13 and IL-4 and is overexpressed in glioma and several bronchial pathologies (10, 15, 16). Compared to wild type IL-13, the atopy-associated R110Q variant of IL-13 elicits increased responsiveness from eosinophils that express low levels of IL-13 R alpha 2 (17).

References
  1. Wills-Karp, M. (2004) Immunol. Rev. 202:175.
  2. Nakajima, H. and K. Takatsu (2007) Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. 142:265.
  3. Brown, K.D. et al. (1989) J. Immunol. 142:679.
  4. Moy, F.J. et al. (2001) J. Mol. Biol. 310:219.
  5. Eisenmesser, E.Z. et al. (2001) J. Mol. Biol. 310:231.
  6. Ruetten, H. and C. Thiemermann (1997) Shock 8:409.
  7. Lakkis, F.G. et al. (1997) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 235:529.
  8. Wynn, T.A. (2003) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 21:425.
  9. Andrews, A.L. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:46073.
  10. Tabata, Y. et al. (2007) Curr. Allergy Asthma Rep. 7:338.
  11. Chiaramonte, M.G. et al. (2003) J. Exp. Med. 197:687.
  12. Daines, M.O. and G.K. Hershey (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 227:10387.
  13. Matsumura, M. et al. (2007) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 360:464.
  14. Tabata, Y. et al. (2007) J. Immunol. 177:7905.
  15. Andrews, A.L. et al. (2006) J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 118:858.
  16. Joshi, B.H. et al. (2006) Vitam. Horm. 74:479.
  17. Andrews, A-L. et al. (2007) J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 120:91.
Long Name
Interleukin 13
Entrez Gene IDs
3596 (Human); 16163 (Mouse); 116553 (Rat); 574325 (Primate)
Alternate Names
ALRHMGC116789; BHR1interleukin-13; IL13; IL-13; IL-13MGC116788; interleukin 13; MGC116786; NC30; P600

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