Ultra-LEAF™ Purified anti-human IL-4 Antibody

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MP4-25D2 (See other available formats)
Regulatory Status
RUO
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)
Isotype
Rat IgG1, κ
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500837 100 µg 80,00€
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500838 1 mg 108,00€
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500839 5 mg 392,00€
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500840 25 mg 1024,00€
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500841 50 mg 1712,00€
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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.

Product Details
Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Product Details

Reactivity
Human, Cross-Reactivity: Swine (Pig, Porcine), Rhesus
Antibody Type
Monoclonal
Host Species
Rat
Immunogen
CHO-expressed, recombinant human IL-4
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.
Concentration
The antibody is bottled at the concentration indicated on the vial, typically between 2 mg/mL and 3 mg/mL. Older lots may have also been bottled at 1 mg/mL. Please contact technical support for concentration and total µg amount, or use our Lookup tool if you have a lot number.
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 Detection - Quality tested
CyTOF® - Verified
Neut, ICFC, IHC - Reported in the literature, not verified in house

Recommended Usage

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by ELISA assay.  Purified MP4-25D2 has been tested by blocking fluorochrome conjugated MP4-25D2 for intracellular cytokine staining. In order to obtain complete blocking results, a saturated amount of purified antibody (≤ 5.0 µg/million cells) should be used for incubation with target cells, prior to staining with fluorochrome conjugated antibody. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

Application Notes

ELISA Detection1,3 or ELISPOT Detection4,5: The biotinylated MP4-25D2 antibody is useful as a detection antibody for a sandwich ELISA or ELISPOT assay, when used in conjunction with purified 8D4-8 antibody (Cat. No. 500702/500707) as the capture antibody.
Flow Cytometry6,9: The fluorochrome-labeled MP4-25D2 antibody is useful for intracellular immunofluorescent staining and flow cytometric analysis to identify IL-4 -producing cells within mixed cell populations.
Neutralization1-3: The LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin <0.1 EU/µg, Azide-Free, 0.2 µm filtered) is recommended for neutralization of human IL-4 bioactivity (Cat. No. 500815). The MP4-25D2 antibody can neutralize the bioactivity of natural or recombinant IL-4.

Application References
  1. Chretien I, et al. 1989. J. Immunol. Methods 117:67. (ELISA Detection, Neut)
  2. Ramanathan L, et al. 1993. Biochem. 32:3549. (Neut)
  3. Abrams J, et al. 1992. Immunol. Rev. 127:5. (ELISA Detection, Neut)
  4. Mahanty S, et al. 1992. J. Immunol. 148:3567. (ELISPOT Detection)
  5. Klinman D, et al. 1994. Curr. Prot. Immunol. John Wiley and Sons New York. Unit 6.19. (ELISPOT Detection)
  6. Prussin C, et al. 1995. J. Immunol. Methods 188:117. (ICFC)
  7. Raqib R, et al. 1995. Infect. Immun. 63:289.
  8. Andersson J, et al. 1994. Immunology 83:16.
  9. Iwamoto S, et al. 2007. J. Immunol. 179:1449. (ICFC) PubMed
  10. Kubota M, et al. 1997. J. Immunol. 158:5321.
  11. Dzhagalov I, et al. 2007. J. Immunol. 178:2113. PubMed
  12. Kroneke MA, et al. 2012. J. Immunol. 188:3734. PubMed
RRID
AB_2810615 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500837)
AB_2810616 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500838)
AB_2810617 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500839)
AB_2810618 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500840)
AB_2810619 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500841)
AB_2810620 (BioLegend Cat. No. 500842)

Antigen Details

Structure
Cytokine; 15-19 kD (Mammalian)
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
Cell Type
Tregs
Biology Area
Cell Biology, Immunology, Neuroinflammation, Neuroscience
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

Related FAQs

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 Ultra-LEAF™ antibody by functional assay?

No, BioLegend does not test Ultra-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.

Does BioLegend test each Ultra-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 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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