Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is a principal regulatory cytokine during an immune response and a crucial determinant for allergy and asthma. IL-4 binds with high affinity and specificity to the ectodomain of the IL-4 receptor alpha chain (IL4-BP). IL-4 The is a left-handed four-helix bundle with a short stretch of beta sheet. The structure bears close resemblance to other cytokines such as granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). Regions have been identified which are not only important to maintain structure, but could also play a role in receptor binding (2). IL-4 antagonists Y124D and Y124G are presented and shown to be medically important. The site around Y124 is a particularly important epitope responsible for the ability of IL-4 to cause a signal in the target cells (3).
Suitable for use in Immunocytochemistry and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Manufactured incorporating RabMAb(R) technology under Epitomics US patents, No 5,675,063 and 7,429,487, owned by Abcam.