Description: The eBio13A antibody reacts with mouse IL-13. IL-13 is a cytokine produced mainly by Th2 cells, but also by antigen-primed CD8 T cells. IL-13 has a strong involvement in allergic inflammation and parasitic clearing and in cancer models has been shown to have either inhibitory or stimulatory activity depending on the tumor. In humans, IL-13 is found to play a role in isotype switching in B cells. IL-13 is implicating in down modulating macrophage activity, through the reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12)
Applications Reported: The eBio13A antibody has been reported useful for ELISA and ELISPOT capture, as well as intracellular staining for flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: The Functional Grade Purified eBio13A antibody has been tested by LAL assay to verify low endotoxin levels and has been tested for ELISA and ELISPOT capture.
The eBio13A antibody has been tested as the capture antibody in a sandwich ELISA (and ELISPOT) for analysis of mouse IL-13, in combination with the biotinylated eBio1316H antibody for detection (13-7135) and recombinant mouse IL-13 (14-8131) as the standard. A suitable range of concentrations of this antibody for ELISA capture is 1.0 - 4.0 µg/mL. A standard curve consisting of doubling dilutions of the recombinant standard over the range of 1000 pg/mL - 8.0 pg/mL should be included in each ELISA plate.
The Functional Grade Purified eBio1316H antibody (16-7135) is recommended for in vitro blocking studies.
Endotoxin: Less than 0.001 ng/ug antibody as determined by the LAL assay.
Storage and handling: Use in a sterile environment.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Endotoxin Level: Less than 0.001 ng/µg antibody, as determined by LAL assay.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
IL-13 is an immunoregulatory cytokine produced primarily by activated Th2 cells, and is involved in regulating inflammatory and immune responses. IL-13 down-regulates macrophage activity, thereby inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and is involved in allergen-induced asthma through mechanisms independent of IgE and eosinophils. IL-13 also regulates several stages of B cell maturation and differentiation, up-regulates CD23 and MHC class II expression, and promotes IgE isotype switching of B cells. Structurally, IL-13 closely resembles IL-3, IL-4, IL-5 and GM-CSF. The gene encoding IL-13, IL3, IL5, IL4, and CSF2 form a cytokine gene cluster on chromosome 5q, with the IL-13 gene particularly close to IL4.
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Protein Aliases: ALRH antibody; IL-13; Interleukin-13; NC30 antibody; P600 antibody; T-cell activation protein P600
Gene Aliases: Il-13; Il13
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P20109
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 16163