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Purified NA/LE Rat Anti-Human IL-6
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BD Pharmingen™
IL6; Interleukin-6; BSF-2; CDF; HGF; HSF; IFNB2
Human (QC Testing)
Rat IgG1
Human IL-6 Recombinant Protein
ELISA (Routinely Tested), Flow cytometry, 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.

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 MQ2-13A5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human interleukin-6 (IL-6). IL-6 is a multifunctional cytokine that plays a central role in host defense mechanisms, including hematopoiesis, immune responses (eg, T and B cell activation and differentiation) and acute phase reactions. IL-6 can be expressed by a variety of cells including monocytes/macrophages, eosinophils, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells, bone marrow stromal cells, mesangial cells, hepatocytes, keratinocytes, astrocytes, T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, and various tumor cells. IL-6 production is upregulated by cells in response to bacterial products such as lipopolysaccharide, viruses and other pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1, TNF , and IFN-γ. IL-6 transcription is downregulated by cells in response to IL-4 and IL-10. The functional IL-6 Receptor (IL-6R) complex consists of two transmembrane glycoproteins, an 80-kDa low-affinity ligand-binding receptor subunit (IL-6Rα/CD126) and a 130 kDa (gp130/CD130) subunit that binds to IL-6-IL-6Rα to form the high-affinity signal transducing complex. Abnormal expression of IL-6 is related to the pathogenesis of many diseases including neoplastic (eg, multiple myeloma) and autoimmune diseases (eg, rheumatoid arthritis). The immunogen used to generate this hybridoma was COS-7 -expressed recombinant human IL-6.

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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 (1)

  1. Gaines Das RE, Poole S. The international standard for interleukin-6. Evaluation in an international collaborative study. J Immunol Methods. 1993; 160(2):147-153. (Biology). View Reference
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