This product is preservative free. It is recommended to add sodium azide to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%).
Recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies are produced using in vitro expression systems. The expression systems are developed by cloning in the specific antibody DNA sequences from immunoreactive rabbits. Then, individual clones are screened to select the best candidates for production. The advantages of using recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies include: better specificity and sensitivity, lot-to-lot consistency, animal origin-free formulations, and broader immunoreactivity to diverse targets due to larger rabbit immune repertoire.
This antibody has specificity for Human IL-18.
The protein encoded by this gene is a proinflammatory cytokine. This cytokine can induce the IFN-gamma production of T cells. The combination of this cytokine and IL12 has been shown to inhibit IL4 dependent IgE and IgG1 production, and enhance IgG2a production of B cells. IL-18 binding protein can specifically interact with this cytokine, and thus negatively regulate its biological activity.
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Protein Aliases: Iboctadekin; IFN-gamma-inducing factor; IGIF; IL-1 gamma; IL-18; IL-1g; IL18; IL1F4; Interferon gamma-inducing factor; interferon-gamma-inducing factor; interleukin 18; interleukin 18 (interferon-gamma-inducing factor); Interleukin-1 gamma; Interleukin-18; MGC12320
Gene Aliases: IGIF; IL-18; IL-1g; IL18; IL1F4
UniProt ID: (Human) Q14116
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3606