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Biotin Rat Anti-Mouse IL-4
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BD Pharmingen™
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG1
Recombinant IL-4
ELISA Detection (Routinely Tested)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with biotin under optimum conditions, and unreacted biotin was removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Recommended Assay Procedures

ELISA Detection: The biotinylated BVD6-24G2 antibody (Cat. No. 554390) is useful as a detection antibody for a sandwich ELISA for measuring mouse IL-4 protein levels. The biotinylated BVD6-24G2 antibody can be paired with the purified BVD4-1D11 IL-4 antibody (Cat. No. 554387) or the purified 11B11 IL-4 antibody (Cat. No. 554434) as the capture antibody, with recombinant mouse IL-4 (Cat. No. 550067) as the standard. The biotinylated BVD6-24G2 antibody should be titrated 0.5 - 2.0 µg/ml to determine optimal concentration for ELISA detecton. To obtain linear standard curves, doubling dilutions of mouse IL-4 protein ranging from ~2000 to 15 pg/ml are recommended for inclusion in each ELISA plate. For specific methodology, please visit the protocols section or chapter on ELISA in the Immune Function Handbook, both of which are posted on our website,

Note: This ELISA pair is recommended primarily for measuring cytokine from experimental cell culture systems. These ELISA reagents are not recommended for assaying serum or plasma samples. For measuring mouse IL-4 in serum or plasma our mouse IL-4 OptEIA set (Cat. No. 555232) is especially formulated and recommended.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
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Antibody Details
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The BVD6-24G2 antibody reacts with mouse interleukin-4 (IL-4). The immunogen used to generate the BVD6-24G2 hybridoma was recombinant IL-4. This is a non-neutralizing antibody.

This antibody is routinely tested by ELISA Detection. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Biotin is a ubiquitous co-factor (also known as Vitamin B7) that has many properties that make it extremely useful for molecular biology. Biotin has an extremely high affinity for the Avidin family of proteins (Kd = 10-15 M), making it the perfect tool to link two molecules. Biotin labeled antibodies can be combined with any number of Avidin-conjugated probes in order to customize an assay to a particular need. This is especially useful in the case of magnetic cell separation using streptavidin/magnetic bead conjugates, or in the case of flow cytometry using streptavidin/fluorophore conjugates.
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Citations & References
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View product citations for antibody "554390" on CiteAb

Development References (5)

  1. Abrams JS, Roncarolo MG, Yssel H, Andersson U, Gleich GJ, Silver JE. Strategies of anti-cytokine monoclonal antibody development: immunoassay of IL-10 and IL-5 in clinical samples. Immunol Rev. 1992; 127:5-24. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  2. Bogen SA, Fogelman I, Abbas AK. Analysis of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-gamma-producing cells in situ during immune responses to protein antigens. J Immunol. 1993; 150(10):4197-4205. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  3. Chatelain R, Varkila K, Coffman RL. IL-4 induces a Th2 response in Leishmania major-infected mice. J Immunol. 1992; 148(4):1182-1187. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  4. Sander B, Hoiden I, Andersson U, Moller E, Abrams JS. Similar frequencies and kinetics of cytokine producing cells in murine peripheral blood and spleen. Cytokine detection by immunoassay and intracellular immunostaining. J Immunol Methods. 1993; 166(2):201-214. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  5. Shirai A, Sierra V, Kelly CI, Klinman DM. Individual cells simultaneously produce both IL-4 and IL-6 in vivo. Cytokine. 1994; 6(3):329-336. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
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