Application DetailsThis antibody is recommended for WB and ELISA. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
TargetInterleukin 6 (IL-6)
SpecificitySpecificity has been confirmed by WB and direct ELISA against the antigen. Human. Other species have not been tested.
Target Host SpeciesHuman
Immunogen DescriptionRecombinant human IL-6 protein with GST tag.
Purity DescriptionProtein G purified immunoglobulin
FormatLyophilized from PBS pH 7.2
Reconstitution InstructionsSpin vial briefly before opening. Reconstitute in 100 µL sterile-filtered, ultrapure water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
Storage InstructionsAfter reconstitution keep aliquots at -20°C for higher stability or at 2-8°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a cytokine with many biological functions. Some of its roles include the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells, induction of meloma and plasmacytoma growth, induction of nerve cell differentiation, and in hepatocytes, induction of acute phase reactants. IL-6 is secreted and is N- and O-glycosylated post translationally. Genetic variations in IL-6 can be correlated with bone mineral density and low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporosis. Defects in IL-6 are associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and at least one polymorphism in IL-6 makes HIV-infected men susceptible to Kaposi sarcoma which is a relatively rare malignant tumour.