Mouse IL-6 Fluorescein-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse IL-6 in ELISAs and Western blots. In Western blots, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) IL‑6, recombinant porcine IL‑6, recombinant rat IL-6, rhIL-11, rhCT-1, or rhCLC is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Rat IgG1 Clone # MP520F3
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    COS-7 African green monkey SV40 transformed kidney fibroblast-like cell line-derived recombinant mouse IL-6
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
  • Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
    10 µL/106 cells
    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
Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
Detection of IL‑6 in J774A.1 Mouse Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. J774A.1 mouse reticulum cell sarcoma macrophage cell line treated with LPS was stained with Rat Anti-Mouse IL‑6 Fluorescein‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # IC406F, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC005F, open histogram). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (Catalog # FC004) and permeabilized with Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (Catalog # FC005). View our protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules.
Preparation and Storage
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
  • Stability & Storage
    Protect from light. Do not freeze.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Background: IL-6

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 central to the transition from acute inflammation to either acquired immunity or chronic inflammatory disease. It is secreted by multiple cell types as a 22 kDa-28 kDa phosphorylated and variably glycosylated molecule (1-4). Mature mouse IL-6 is 187 amino acids (aa) in length and shares 42% and 85% aa sequence identity with human and rat IL-6, respectively (5). Alternate splicing generates several isoforms with internal deletions (6). Mouse IL-6 is equally active on rat cells (7). 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 (8). gp130 is also a component of the receptors for CLC, CNTF, CT-1, IL-11, IL-27, LIF, and OSM (9). Soluble forms of IL-6 R are generated by both alternate splicing and proteolytic cleavage (9). 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 (3). 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 (3). 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 (4, 10).

  • References:
    1. Van Snick, J. (1990) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 8:253.
    2. Hodge, D.R. et al. (2005) Eur. J. Cancer 41:2502.
    3. Jones, S.A. (2005) J. Immunol. 175:3468.
    4. Rose-John, S. et al. (2006) J. Leukoc. Biol. 80:227.
    5. Van Snick, J. et al. (1988) Eur. J. Immunol. 18:193.
    6. Yatsenko, O.P. et al. (2004) Cytokine 28:190.
    7. Chiu, C.P. et al. (1988) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 85:7099.
    8. Murakami, M. et al. (1993) Science 260:1808.
    9. Muller-Newen, G. (2003) Sci. STKE 2003:PE40.
    10. Mitsuyama, K. et al. (2006) Clin. Exp. Immunol. 143:125.
  • Long Name:
    Interleukin 6
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3569 (Human); 16193 (Mouse); 24498 (Rat); 399500 (Porcine); 280826 (Bovine); 403985 (Canine); 100034196 (Equine); 493687 (Feline); 100008733 (Rabbit)
  • Alternate Names:
    B cell stimulatory factor-2; B-cell differentiation factor; BSF-2; BSF2CTL differentiation factor; CDF; HGFHSFIFNB2Hybridoma growth factor; IFN-beta 2; IFN-beta-2; IL6; IL-6B-cell stimulatory factor 2; Interferon beta-2; interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2); interleukin BSF-2; interleukin-6; MGI-2A
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Isotype Controls
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Rat IgG1 Fluorescein‑conjugated Control Antibody

Ctrl IC005F 2
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Staining Reagents
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Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC005 4
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Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (1X)

Flow FC004 3
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Flow Cytometry Fixation & Permeabilization Buffer Kit I

Flow FC009
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Flow Cytometry Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC007
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