|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG1, kappa|
|Immunogen||Recombinant human IL-1-beta.|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.5, with 5mg/ml BSA|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|ELISA (ELISA)||Assay Dependent|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the interleukin 1 cytokine family. This cytokine is produced by activated macrophages as a proprotein, which is proteolytically processed to its active form by caspase 1 (CASP1/ICE). This cytokine is an important mediator of the inflammatory response, and is involved in a variety of cellular activities, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. The induction of cyclooxygenase-2 (PTGS2/COX2) by this cytokine in the central nervous system (CNS) is found to contribute to inflammatory pain hypersensitivity. This gene and eight other interleukin 1 family genes form a cytokine gene cluster on chromosome 2.
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