Description: The rabbit anti-human IL-2 polyclonal antibody reacts with human interleukin-2 (IL-2), a 17 kDa T cell growth factor and a major immunoregulatory cytokine.
Applications Reported: This polyclonal antibody has been reported for use in detection of human IL-2 by ELISA.
Applications Tested: The biotinylated polyclonal rabbit anti-human IL-2 antibody has been tested as the detection antibody in a sandwich ELISA for analysis of human IL-2 in combination with the purified MQ1-17H12 (14-7029) antibody for capture and recombinant human IL-2 (14-8029) as the standard. A suitable range of concentrations of this antibody for ELISA detection is 0.5-2 µg/mL. A standard curve consisting of doubling dilutions of the recombinant standard over the range of 1000 pg/mL - 8 pg/mL should be included in each ELISA plate.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is an immuno-modulatory cytokine that is important for the proliferation of activated T cells, differentiation of B cells, natural killer cells, monocytes and macrophages. IL-2 signals through the IL-2 receptor (IL-2R), a heterotrimeric protein complex whose gamma chain is also shared by interleukin 4 (IL-4) and interleukin 7 (IL-7). The expression of the IL-2 gene in mature thymocytes is monoallelic, which represents an unusual regulatory mode for controlling the precise expression of a single gene. The targeted disruption of a gene similar to IL-2 in mice leads to an ulcerative colitis-like disease that suggests an essential role of this gene in the immune response to antigenic stimuli.
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Protein Aliases: Aldesleukin; IL-2; Interleukin-2; involved in regulation of T-cell clonal expansion; T cell growth factor; T-cell growth factor; TCGF
Gene Aliases: IL-2; IL2; lymphokine; TCGF
UniProt ID: (Human) P60568
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3558