The JES5-16E3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the mouse cytokine, Interleukin-10 (IL-10). IL-10 is also known as Cytokine Synthesis Inhibitory Factor (CSIF). It is produced by various activated cell types including CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, T regulatory cells, NK T cells, B1 B cells, NK cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, mast cells, granulocytes and keratinocytes. IL-10 plays a pivotal role in regulating immune responses and protecting the host from damage caused by inflammatory and autoimmune responses. IL-10 has numerous biological activities including the inhibition of cytokine synthesis by activated T cells, NK cells, monocytes, and macrophages. In the presence of accessory cells, IL-10 inhibits mitogen- or anti-CD3 induced proliferation of T lymphocytes. IL-10 has also been shown to costimulate the development of thymocytes, B cell differentiation and the generation of cytotoxic T cells. The immunogen used to generate the JES5-16E3 hybridoma was recombinant mouse IL-10. JES5-16E3 is a neutralizing antibody.
This antibody is routinely tested by ELISA analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.