Ultra-LEAF™ Purified anti-mouse IL-6 Antibody

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Clone
MP5-20F3 (See other available formats)
Other Names
Interleukin-6, B cell stimulating factor-2 (BSF-2), Cytotoxic T cell differentiation factor (CDF), Hepatocyte stimulating factor (HSF), Hybridoma/plasmacytoma growth factor (HPGF)
Isotype
Rat IgG1, κ
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504511 100 µg £67
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504512 1 mg £91
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504513 5 mg £329
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504514 25 mg £860
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Description

IL-6 is a potent lymphoid cell growth factor that stimulates the growth and survivability of certain B cells and T cells. IL-6 plays a role in host defense, acute phase reactions, immune responses, and hematopoiesis. IL-6 is expressed by T cells, B cells, monocytes, fibroblasts, hepatocytes, endothelial cells and keratinocytes.

Product Details
Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Product Details

Reactivity
Mouse
Antibody Type
Monoclonal
Host Species
Rat
Immunogen
COS-7-expressed, recombinant mouse IL-6
Formulation
0.2 µm filtered in phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing no preservative. Endotoxin level is <0.01 EU/µg of the protein (<0.001 ng/µg of the protein) as determined by the LAL test.
Preparation
The Ultra-LEAF™ (Low Endotoxin, Azide-Free) antibody was purified by affinity chromatography.
Storage & Handling
The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C. This Ultra-LEAF™ solution contains no preservative; handle under aseptic conditions.
Application

ELISA Capture - Quality tested
CyTOF® - Validated
ELISPOT Capture, Neut, IHC-F - Reported in the literature

Recommended Usage

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by ELISA assay. For ELISA applications, a concentration range of 1.0 - 4.0 µg/ml is recommended. To obtain a linear standard curve, serial dilutions of mouse IL-6 recombinant protein ranging from 1000 to 8 pg/ml are recommended for each ELISA plate. For ELISPOT applications, a concentration range of 4.0 - 8.0 µg/ml is recommended. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

Application Notes

ELISA Capture1-3,11 or ELISPOT Capture4,5: The purified MP5-20F3 antibody is useful as the capture antibody in a sandwich ELISA or ELISPOT assay, when used in conjunction with the biotinylated MP5-32C11 antibody (Cat. No. 504602) as the detecting antibody and recombinant mouse IL-6 (Cat. No. 563401) as the standard. The Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody is suggested for ELISPOT capture.
Flow Cytometry: The fluorochrome-labeled MP5-20F3 antibody is useful for intracellular immunofluorescent staining and flow cytometric analysis to identify IL-6 -producing cells within mixed cell populations. For intracellular cytokine staining protocol, please visit www.biolegend.com and click on the support section.
Neutralization1-2,8-10: The Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin <0.1 EU/μg, Azide-Free, 0.2 μm filtered) is recommended for neutralization of mouse IL-6 bioactivity in vivo and in vitro (Cat. Nos. 504511-504516).
Additional reported applications (for relevant formats of this clone) include: In Vivo Capture7, and immunohistochemical staining (paraformaldehyde-fixed/saponin-treated6, and acetone-fixed frozen tissue sections13, 14).
Note: For testing mouse IL-6 in serum, plasma or supernatant, BioLegend's ELISA Max™ Sets (Cat. Nos. 431301 to 431306) are specially developed and recommended.

Application References

(PubMed link indicates BioLegend citation)
  1. Abrams J, et al. 1992. Immunol. Rev. 127:5. (ELISA Capture, Neut)
  2. Sander B, et al. 1993. J. Immunol. Meth. 166:201. (ELISA Capture, Neut)
  3. Abrams J, et al. 1995. Curr. Prot. Immunol. John Wiley and Sons, New York. Unit 6.20. (ELISA Capture)
  4. Fujihashi K, et al. 1991. J. Immunol. Meth. 160:181. (ELISPOT Capture)
  5. Klinman D, et al. 1994. Curr. Prot. Immunol. John Wiley and Sons, New York. Unit 6.19. (ELISPOT Capture)
  6. Litton M, et al. 1994. J. Immunol Meth. 175:47. (IHC)
  7. Finkelman F, et al. 2003. Curr. Prot. Immunol. John Wiley & Sons, New York. Unit 6.28. (In Vivo Capture)
  8. Starnes HF Jr, et al. 1990. J. Immunol. 145:4185. (Neut)
  9. Riedemann NC, et al. 2003. J. Immunol. 170:503. (Neut)
  10. Rochman I, et al. 2005. J. Immunol. 174:4761. (Neut)
  11. O'Connell PJ, et al. 2006. Blood 107:1010. (ELISA Capture)
  12. Ozeki Y, et al. 2010. Int. Immunol. 22:179. PubMed
  13. Galie M, et al. 2005. Carcinogenesis 26:1868 (IHC)
  14. Schone MP, et al. 2000. J Immunol 165:6583 (IHC)
  15. Keswani T, et al. 2014. Exp Parasitol. 141:82. PubMed
  16. Notley CA, et al. 2015. J Immunol. 194:1621. PubMed

Antigen Details

Structure
Neuropoietic cytokine family; 22-29 kD (Mammalian)
Bioactivity
Hematopoiesis; antigen-specific immune responses, inflammatory reactions; acute phase reaction
Cell Sources
T cells, B cells, macrophages, bone marrow stromal cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, mesangium, astrocytes, endothelial cells
Cell Targets
T cells, B cells, hepatocytes, cholinergic neurons
Receptors
Heterodimer IL-6Rα (CD126)/IL-6Rβ (CD130; gp130)
Biology Area
Immunology, Innate Immunity
Molecular Family
Cytokines/Chemokines
Antigen References

1. Fitzgerald K, et al. Eds. 2001. The Cytokine FactsBook. Academic Press, San Diego.
2. Hirano T. 1998. Intl. Rev. Immunol. 16:249.
3. Patterson P. 1992. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 2:94.
4. Van Oers M, et al. 1993. Ann. Hematology 66:219.

Regulation
Upregulated by IL-1, TNF, PDGF, IFN-β, TNF-α, NGF, IL-17; downregulated by glucocorticoids IL-4, TGF-β
Gene ID
16193 View all products for this Gene ID
UniProt
View information about IL-6 on UniProt.org

Related FAQs

Does BioLegend test each LEAF™ antibody by functional assay?

No, BioLegend does not test LEAF™ antibodies by functional assays unless otherwise indicated. Due to the possible complexities and variations of uses of biofunctional antibodies in different assays and because of the large product portfolio, BioLegend does not currently perform functional assays as a routine QC for the antibodies. However, we do provide references in which the antibodies were used for functional assays and we do perform QC to verify the specificity and quality of the antibody based on our strict specification criteria.

Do you guarantee that your antibodies are totally pathogen free?

BioLegend does not test for pathogens in-house aside from the GoInVivo™ product line. However, upon request, this can be tested on a custom basis with an outside, independent laboratory.

Does BioLegend test each LEAF™ antibody for potential pathogens?

No, BioLegend does not test for pathogens in-house unless otherwise indicated.  However, we can recommend an outside vendor to perform this testing as needed.

Have you tested this LEAF™/Ultra-LEAF™ antibody for in vivo or in vitro applications?

We don't test our antibodies for in vivo or in vitro applications unless otherwise indicated. Depending on the product, the TDS may describe literature supporting usage of a particular product for bioassay. It may be best to further consult the literature to find clone specific information.

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