Description: The C8.6 antibody reacts with the p40 subunit of human IL-12 p70 and human IL-23. IL-12 is a 70 kDa heterodimeric cytokine composed of two covalently linked chains, p40 and p35, and secreted primarily by activated monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. IL-23 is a biologically-related, heterodimeric cytokine composed of disulfide-linked p40 and p19 subunits.
Applications Reported: Unlabeled C8.6 has been reported for use as a cold mAb control to block fluorochrome conjugated C8.6 in staining of intracellular IL-12 and in immunblotting under nonreducing conditions. C8.6 has also been reported for use in cytokine neutralization. (Please use Functional Grade purified C8.6, cat. 16-7129, in functional assays.).
Applications Tested: The unconjugated C8.6 antibody has been tested as a cold mAb control to block fluorochrome conjugated C8.6 in staining of intracellular IL-12 and nonreducing immunoblots at 2 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.
IL-12 is an interleukin produced by dendritic cells, neutrophils, macrophages and human lymphoblastoid cells as a result of antigenic stimulation. IL-12 is a heterodimeric cytokine encoded by IL-12A (p35) and IL-12B (p40). IL-23 is a heterodimeric cytokine that shares a subunit with IL-12 (IL-12B) along with an IL-23A (IL-23p19) subunit. Functionally, IL-12 increases the expression of vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1 on the endothelium, directs leukocytes towards tumors and facilitates the ischemic-hemorrhagic necrosis of the tumor tissue. In comparison, IL-23 plays an important role in stimulating memory T-cells, and is required for the induction, expansion, maintenance and downstream effector functions of Th17 cells, which play a vital role in upregulating neutrophil chemokines and various pro-inflammatory cytokines.
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Protein Aliases: CLMF p40; Cytotoxic lymphocyte maturation factor 40 kDa subunit; il 12; IL 12/IL 23p40; il 23; IL 23 p40; IL-12 subunit p40; IL-12B; IL-23 subunit alpha; IL-23-A; IL-23p19; IL12 p40; IL23; IL12, subunit p40; il23; IL23 p41; ILN; Interleukin; Interleukin 12; interleukin 12, p40; interleukin 12B (natural killer cell stimulatory factor 2, cytotoxic lymphocyte maturation factor 2, p40); interleukin 23 p19 subunit; interleukin 23, alpha subunit p19; interleukin-12 beta chain; Interleukin-12 subunit beta; Interleukin-23 subunit alpha; Interleukin-23 subunit p19; interleukin-six, G-CSF related factor; Interleukin12; JKA3 induced upon T-cell activation; natural killer cell stimulatory factor, 40 kD subunit; NK cell stimulatory factor chain 2; NKSF2; RP23-388G23.1
Gene Aliases: CLMF; CLMF2; IL-12B; IL-23; IL-23A; IL12B; IL23A; IL23P19; IMD28; IMD29; NKSF; NKSF2; P19; SGRF; UNQ2498/PRO5798