This antibody is specific for natural IL-12 and recognizes the p70 heterodimer as well as the p40 subunit (monomers and homodimers). It will not cross-react with the p35 subunit.
This is a low-endotoxin formulation.
This product has been tested for endotoxins by limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay and contains an endotoxin concentration of less than or equal to 10 endotoxin units per milligram (EU/mg).
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