The IL-6 receptor system consists of two chains, IL-6R alpha and gp130. The IL-6R alpha is the binding component speci?c to the IL-6, but does not transduce a signal alone. On the contrary, gp130 transmits signals not only of IL-6, but also IL-6 related cytokines, i.e. LIF, OSM, CNTF, IL-11 and CT-1. The low af?nity binding sites for IL-6, is composed of IL-6R alpha alone. At low concentrations, soluble IL-6R alpha acts as an agonist of IL-6 activity.
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry and Functional Studies. Other applications not tested.
Flow Cytometry: 0.2ug/10e6 cells.
Fuctional Studies: 10ng neutralizes 1 unit of I8428-39K1 on XG1 cells. Inhibition of proliferation by 50%.
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 6 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.