Mouse IL-4 Antibody

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AB-404-NA
Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Mouse IL‑4 Antibody.
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Mouse IL-4 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Mouse
Specificity
Detects mouse IL-4 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 30% cross-reactivity with recombinant rat IL‑4 and no cross-reactivity with recombinant human IL-4 is observed.
Source
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Purification
Protein A or G purified
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant mouse IL-4
His23-Ser140
Accession # P07750
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Mouse IL‑4 (Catalog # 404-ML)
Neutralization
Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑4-induced proliferation in the HT‑2 mouse T cell line. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 3-5 µg/mL in the presence of 7.5 ng/mL Recombinant Mouse IL‑4.

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 Example

Neutralization Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Mouse IL‑4 Antibody. View Larger

Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑4 and Neutralization by Mouse IL‑4 Antibody. Recombinant Mouse IL‑4 (Catalog # 404-ML) stimulates proliferation in the HT‑2 mouse T cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Mouse IL‑4 (7.5 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Goat Anti-Mouse IL‑4 Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AB-404-NA). The ND50 is typically 3-5 µg/mL.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 1 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Availability
Size / Price
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RB01
Shipping
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.

Background: IL-4

Interleukin-4 (IL-4), also known as B cell-stimulatory factor-1, is a monomeric, approximately 13-18 kDa Th2 cytokine that shows pleiotropic effects during immune responses (1‑4). It is a glycosylated polypeptide that contains three intrachain disulfide bridges and adopts a bundled four alpha -helix structure (5). Mouse IL-4 is synthesized with a 24 amino acid (aa) signal sequence. Mature mouse IL-4 shares 39%, 39%, and 59% aa sequence identity with bovine, human, and rat IL-4, respectively. Human, mouse, and rat IL-4 are species-specific in their activities (6-8). IL-4 exerts its effects through two receptor complexes (9, 10). The type I receptor, which is expressed on hematopoietic cells, is a heterodimer of the ligand binding IL-4 R alpha and the common gamma chain (a shared subunit of the receptors for IL-2, -7, -9, -15, and -21). The type II receptor on nonhematopoietic cells consists of IL-4 R alpha and IL-13 R alpha 1. The type II receptor also transduces IL-13 mediated signals. IL-4 is primarily expressed by Th2-biased CD4+ T cells, mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils (1, 2). It promotes cell proliferation, survival, and immunoglobulin class switch to IgG1 and IgE in mouse B cells, acquisition of the Th2 phenotype by naïve CD4+ T cells, priming and chemotaxis of mast cells, eosinophils, and basophils, and the proliferation and activation of epithelial cells (11-14). IL-4 plays a dominant role in the development of allergic inflammation and asthma (13, 15).

References
  1. Benczik, M. and S.L. Gaffen (2004) Immunol. Invest. 33:109.
  2. Chomarat, P. and J. Banchereau (1998) Int. Rev. Immunol. 17:1.
  3. Lee, F. et al. (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83:2061.
  4. Noma, Y. et al. (1986) Nature 319:640.
  5. Redfield, C. et al. (1991) Biochemistry 30:11029.
  6. Ramirez, F. et al. (1988) J. Immunol. Meth. 221:141.
  7. Leitenberg, D. and T.L. Feldbush (1988) Cell. Immunol. 111:451.
  8. Mosman, T.R. et al. (1987) J. Immunol. 138:1813.
  9. Mueller, T.D. et al. (2002) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1592:237.
  10. Nelms, K. et al. (1999) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 17:701.
  11. Paludan, S.R. (1998) Scand. J. Immunol. 48:459.
  12. Corthay, A. (2006) Scand. J. Immunol. 64:93.
  13. Ryan, J.J. et al. (2007) Crit. Rev. Immunol. 27:15.
  14. Grone, A. (2002) Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 88:1.
  15. Rosenberg, H.F. et al. (2007) J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 119:1303.
Long Name
Interleukin 4
Entrez Gene IDs
3565 (Human); 16189 (Mouse); 287287 (Rat); 397225 (Porcine); 280824 (Bovine); 403785 (Canine); 574281 (Primate); 100302454 (Rabbit)
Alternate Names
B cell growth factor 1; BCDF; B-cell stimulatory factor 1; BCGF1; BCGF-1; binetrakin; BSF1; BSF-1; IL4; IL-4; IL-4B_cell stimulatory factor 1; interleukin 4; interleukin-4; Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1; MGC79402; pitrakinra

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Citations for Mouse IL-4 Antibody

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  1. The spleen is the site where mast cells are induced in the development of food allergy
    Authors: S Toyoshima, E Wakamatsu, Y Ishida, Y Obata, Y Kurashima, H Kiyono, R Abe
    Int. Immunol, 2017;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Neutralization
  2. The encephalitogenicity of T(H)17 cells is dependent on IL-1- and IL-23-induced production of the cytokine GM-CSF.
    Authors: El-Behi M, Ciric B, Dai H
    Nat. Immunol., 2011;12(6):568-75.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Neutralization
  3. Suppression of autoimmune inflammation of the central nervous system by interleukin 10 secreted by interleukin 27-stimulated T cells.
    Authors: Fitzgerald DC, Zhang GX, El-Behi M, Fonseca-Kelly Z, Li H, Yu S, Saris CJ, Gran B, Ciric B, Rostami A
    Nat. Immunol., 2007;8(12):1372-9.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Neutralization

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