Description: The MQ2-39C3 antibody reacts with human interleukin-6 (IL-6), a 21-28 kDa cytokine secreted by a variety of cell types.
Applications Reported: MQ2-39C3 has been reported for use in detection of human IL-6 by ELISA and immunoblotting (WB). The purified MQ2-39C3 can be used for blocking of fluorochrome conjugated MQ2-39C3 in intracellular flow cytometry experiments to serve as specificity control.
Applications Tested: Biotinylated MQ2-39C3 is routinely tested by sandwich ELISA for analysis of human IL-6 in combination with MQ2-13A5 and can be used at 1 µg/mL. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional 26 kD protein originally discovered in the medium of RNA-stimulated fibroblastoid cells. IL-6 appears to be directly involved in the responses that occur after infection and cellular injury, and it may prove to be important as IL-1 and TNF-a in regulating the acute phase response. IL-6 is reported to be produced by fibroblasts, activated T cells, activated monocytes or macrophages and endothelial cells. IL-6 acts upon a variety of cells including myeloid progenitor cells, T cells, B cells, and hepatocytes. In addition, IL-6 appears to interact with IL-2 in the proliferation of T lymphocytes. IL-6 potentiates the proliferative effect of IL-3 on multipotential hematopoietic progenitors. IL-6 plays a critical role in B-cell differentiation to plasma cells and is a potent growth factor for plasmacytoma and myeloma. IL-6 is a very useful culture supplement for the generation of a high number of antibody-producing hybridomas. Primarily produced at sites of acute and chronic inflammation, IL-6 is secreted into the serum and induces a transcriptional inflammatory response through interleukin 6 receptor, alpha. The functioning of IL-6 is implicated in a wide variety of inflammation-associated disease states including diabetes mellitus and systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
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Protein Aliases: B-cell differentiation factor; B-cell stimulatory factor 2; BSF-2; CDF; CTL differentiation factor; Hybridoma growth factor; IFN-beta-2; IL-6; Interferon beta-2; interleukin BSF-2; Interleukin-6
Gene Aliases: BSF-2; BSF2; CDF; HGF; HSF; IFN-beta-2; IFNB2; IL-6; IL6
UniProt ID: (Human) P05231
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3569