Recombinant Human IL-4 (ELISA Std.)

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Other Names
Interleukin-4, Ia inducing factor (IaIF), B-cell stimulating factor-1 (BSF-1), Hodgkin's cell growth factor (HCGF), Mast cell growth factor-2 (MCGF-2), Macrophage fusion factor (MFF), T cell growth factor-2 (TCGF-2)
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Description

IL-4 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is produced by activated T cells mast cells and basophils. IL-4 elicits many different biological responses, but has two dominant functions. The first is regulating differentiation of naïve CD4+ T cell to the Th2 type. Th2 cells produce IL-4, IL-5, IL-10 and IL-13, which tend to favor a humoral immune response while suppressing a cell-mediated immune response controlled by Th1 cells. The second is regulating IgE and IgG1 production by B cells. Recombinant human IL-4 is a 14.9 kD protein containing 129 amino acids.

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Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Product Details

Reactivity
Human
Source
E. coli, approximately 15 kD
Formulation
Lyophilized in sterile-filtered PBS, pH 7.2, containing 1% BSA, 0.09% sodium azide, and protease inhibitors.
Endotoxin Level
Endotoxin level is less than 0.1 ng per µg (1EU/µg).
Preparation
ELISA Standard 4-Pack contains four vials of recombinant human IL-4 at >5 ng per vial. Recommended for ELISA application only. Standards are calibrated against a BioLegend Master Calibrator.
Storage & Handling
Upon receipt, store unopened vials between 2°C and 8°C immediately and use within 12 months from date of receipt. Prior to use, reconstitute the lyophilized powder with 0.2 ml of PBS containing a carrier protein (e.g., 1% BSA, protease free), pH7.4. Re-cap vial, vortex. Allow the reconstituted standard to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, vortex again to mix completely. The reconstituted standard stock solution can be aliquoted into polypropylene vials and stored at -70°C for up to one month. Do not re-use diluted standards. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles.
Application

ELISA

Recommended Usage

Each lot of this protein is quality control tested by ELISA assay. For use as an ELISA standard, a standard curve comprised of doubling dilutions from 500 pg/ml to 4 pg/ml is suggested. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

Application Notes

This IL-4 protein is useful as a standard for a human IL-4 sandwich ELISA, using unlabeled 8D4-8 antibody (catalog #500702) for capture and biotinylated MP4-25D2 antibody (catalog #500804) for detection.

Product Citations
  1. Serre K, et al. 2011. PLoS One. 6:e20731. PubMed
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Antigen Details

Structure
Cytokine, 14.9 kD
Bioactivity
Differentiation of naïve CD4+ T cells to the TH2 type, proliferation/differentiation of activated B cells, expression of class II MHC antigens, and of low affinity IgE receptors in resting B cells
Cell Sources
Mast cells, T cells, bone marrow stromal cells
Cell Targets
B cells, T cells, monocytes, endothelial cells, fibroblasts
Receptors
Heterodimer IL-4Rα (CD124); γ-subunit (CD132) in common with IL-2R, IL-7R, IL-13R, IL-15R
Biology Area
Stem Cells, Immunology, Cell Biology
Molecular Family
Cytokines/Chemokines
Antigen References

1. Fitzgerald K, et al. Eds. 2001. The Cytokine FactsBook. Academic Press San Diego.
2. Boulay J, et al. 1992. Curr. Opin. Immunol. 4:294.
3. Dullens H, et al. 1991. In vivo 5:567.
4. Paul W. 1991. Blood 77:1859.

Regulation
Upregulated by IL-2, platelet activating factor; downregulated by TGF-β
Gene ID
3565 View all products for this Gene ID
UniProt
View information about IL-4 on UniProt.org

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