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Purified NA/LE Rat Anti-Mouse IL-6
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BD Pharmingen™
Il6; Il-6; Interleukin-6; B-cell hybridoma growth factor
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG1
Mouse IL-6 Recombinant Protein
ELISA Capture (Routinely Tested), Neutralization (Tested During Development)
1.0 mg/ml
No azide/low endotoxin: Aqueous buffered solution containing no preservative, 0.2µm sterile filtered. Endotoxin level is ≤0.01 EU/µg (≤0.001 ng/µg) of protein as determined by the LAL assay.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. This preparation contains no preservatives, thus it should be handled under aseptic conditions.

Recommended Assay Procedures

ELISA:  Purified Rat Anti-Mouse IL-6 antibody (Cat. No. 554400 or 554398) can be useful as a capture antibody for sandwich ELISA measuring mouse IL-6 protein levels.  Purified Rat Anti-Mouse IL-6 antibody can be paired with Biotin Rat Anti-Mouse IL-6 antibody (Cat. No. 554402, clone MP5-32C11) as the detecting antibody, with recombinant mouse IL-6 (Cat. No. 554582) as the standard.  For testing mouse IL-6 in complex biological samples, such as serum or plasma, investigators are highly encouraged to use the BD OptEIA™ Mouse IL-6 ELISA Set (Cat. No 555240) or BD OptEIA™ Mouse IL-6 ELISA Kit (Cat. No. 550950).

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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The MP5-20F3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse interleukin-6 (IL-6). The immunogen used to generate the MP5-20F3 hybridoma was recombinant mouse IL-6.

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Format Details
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NA/LE refers to the culture and purification methods and buffer used to produce purified antibodies with no azide and low endotoxin: Aqueous buffered solution containing no preservative, 0.2µm sterile filtered. Endotoxin level is ≤0.01 EU/µg (≤0.001 ng/µg) of protein as determined by the LAL assay.NA/LE are perfectly suited to be used in culture or in vivo (for nonhuman studies) for functional assays — blocking, neutralizing, activation or depletion — where the presence of azide may damage cells or exogenous endotoxin may signal or activate cells.
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Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Abrams J. Immunoenzymetric assay of mouse and human cytokines using NIP-labeled anti-cytokine antibodies. Curr Protoc Immunol. 2001; 1:6.20-6.21. (Biology: ELISA). View Reference
  2. Starnes HF Jr, Pearce MK, Tewari A, Yim JH, Zou JC, Abrams JS. Anti-IL-6 monoclonal antibodies protect against lethal Escherichia coli infection and lethal tumor necrosis factor-alpha challenge in mice. J Immunol. 1990; 145(12):4185-4191. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Suda T, O'Garra A, MacNeil I, Fischer M, Bond MW, Zlotnik A. Identification of a novel thymocyte growth-promoting factor derived from B cell lymphomas. Cell Immunol. 1990; 129(1):228-240. (Biology). View Reference
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