Porcine IL-4 Antibody

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MAB6541
MAB6541-SP
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Porcine IL-4 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Porcine
Specificity
Detects porcine IL-4 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) IL-4, recombinant mouse IL-4, recombinant rat IL-4, recombinant cotton rat IL-4, and rhIL-13 is observed.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 99613
Purification
Protein A or G purified from ascites
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant porcine IL-4
His25-Cys133
Accession # Q04745
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.

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Porcine IL‑4 (Catalog # 654-P4)

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)
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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-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 (1‑3). It is a glycosylated polypeptide that contains three intrachain disulfide bridges and adopts a bundled four alpha -helix structure (4). Porcine IL-4 is synthesized with a 24 amino acid (aa) signal sequence. Mature porcine IL-4 shares 78%, 59%, 41%, and 41% aa sequence identity with bovine, human, mouse, and rat IL-4, respectively. Human IL-4 is active on porcine vascular endothelial cells (5). IL-4 exerts its effects through two receptor complexes (6, 7). 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 IgE in 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 (8, 11). IL-4 plays a dominant role in the development of allergic inflammation and asthma (10, 12).

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. Bailey, M. et al. (1993) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1171:328.
  4. Redfield, C. et al. (1991) Biochemistry 30:11029.
  5. Stocker, C.J. et al. (2000) J. Immunol. 164:3309.
  6. Mueller, T.D. et al. (2002) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1592:237.
  7. Nelms, K. et al. (1999) Annu. Rev. Immunol. 17:701.
  8. Paludan, S.R. (1998) Scand. J. Immunol. 48:459.
  9. Corthay, A. (2006) Scand. J. Immunol. 64:93.
  10. Ryan, J.J. et al. (2007) Crit. Rev. Immunol. 27:15.
  11. Grone, A. (2002) Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 88:1.
  12. 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; IL4E12; interleukin 4; interleukin-4; Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1; MGC79402; pitrakinra

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Citation for Porcine IL-4 Antibody

R&D Systems personnel manually curate a database that contains references using R&D Systems products. The data collected includes not only links to publications in PubMed, but also provides information about sample types, species, and experimental conditions.

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  1. In vitro effect of vitamin E on lectin-stimulated porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
    Authors: Hernandez J, Soto-Canevett E, Pinelli-Saavedra A, Resendiz M, Moya-Camarena SY, Klasing KC
    Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol., 2009;131(1):9-16.
    Species: Porcine
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Flow Cytometry

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