Purified Mouse Anti-Human IL-8
Clone G265-8 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse IgG2b
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Intracellular block/flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
ELISA, Flow cytometry (Tested During Development)
- Immunogen Recombinant Human IL-8
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The G265-8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to both the 72 and 77 amino acid isoforms of human Interleukin-8 (IL-8). IL-8 is secreted as an 8-9 kDa, non-glycosylated proinflammatory chemokine protein also known as chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 8 (CXCL8). IL-8 is synthesized as a 99 amino acid precursor that is proteolytically processed into several isoforms. The 72 amino acid isoform is produced by monocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts in response to pro-inflammatory stimuli including cytokines and microbial agents. It is also expressed by endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, lymphocytes, and a variety of tumor cells. In response to IL-4, IL-10 and TGFβ, the cellular production of IL-8 is inhibited. IL-8 is crucial for the activation and recruitment of neutrophils to inflammatory sites. IL-8 is also a chemoattractant for basophils and T-lymphocytes. IL-8 possesses angiogenic activity and can be associated with tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. The 77 amino acid IL-8 isoform is primarily produced by endothelial cells. This larger isoform is reportedly a less potent neutrophil activator than the 72 amino acid isoform. IL-8 binds to and signals through two G-protein-coupled receptors, IL-8RA (CXCR1/CD181) and IL-8RB (CXCR2/CD182).
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Preparation and Storage
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
Store undiluted at 4°C.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- IL-8 is protected under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,652,338 and 5,698,196.
- 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.
Blocking Control for Intracellular Staining: The purified G265-8 antibody (Cat. No. 554717) can be used as a blocking control to demonstrate specificity of IL-8 staining by PE-G265-8 antibody (Cat. No. 554720). To perform this control, the fixed/permeabilized cells (~ 1 million) can be incubated with 1-10 µg of unlabeled G265-8 antibody (Cat. No. 554717) for 20 minutes at 4°C, prior to staining with PE-G265-8 antibody (e.g., 0.1 - 0.5 µg mAb/1 million cells). The intracellular cytokine staining technique and use of blocking controls are described in detail by C. Prussin and D. Metcalfe.
ELISA Detection: The biotinylated G265-8 antibody (Cat. No. 554718) is useful as a detection antibody for a sandwich ELISA for measuring human IL-8 protein levels. Biotinylated G265-8 antibody can be paired with the purified G265-5 antibody (Cat. No. 554716) with recombinant human IL-8 (Cat. No. 554609) as the standard. For testing IL-8 in serum or plasma, our human IL-8 OptEIA™ ELISA Set (Cat. No. 555244) and Kit (Cat. No. 550999) are specially formulated and recommended.
Immunofluorescent Staining and Flow Cytometric Analysis: The G265-8 antibody is useful for immunofluorescent staining and flow cytometric analysis to identify and enumerate human IL-8 producing cells within mixed cell populations. The PE-conjugated G265-8 antibody (Cat. No. 554720) is especially suitable for these experiments. For specific methodology, please visit the protocols section or chapter on intracellular staining in the Immune Function Handbook, both of which are posted on our web site, www.bdbiosciences.com.
Immunocytochemical staining: The purified format of G265-8 antibody is useful for ICC staining with a DAB substrate. The Cat. No. 550419 is tested in the ICC application.